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Omaha Man Sentenced for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Nebraska

United States Attorney Susan Lehr announced that Victor Henderson, 24, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced June 21, 2024, in federal court in Omaha for being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Chief United States District Judge Robert F. Rossiter, Jr. sentenced Henderson to 18 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After Henderson’s release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On July 30, 2023, Omaha Police observed the driver of a Ford Edge commit a traffic violation and initiated a traffic stop on that vehicle. The driver was identified as Christopher Grutel. Henderson was seated in the front passenger seat.  Officers could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle, so they detained Grutel and Henderson for a probable cause search of their persons as well as the vehicle.

While searching the vehicle, officers located marijuana shake on the front passenger floorboard, an open container of alcohol on the driver’s seat, and an ammunition box in the back seat inside a plastic bag that contained four live “Aguila” 9mm rounds of ammunition.  In 2021, Henderson was convicted in Douglas County District Court for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. 

Grutel also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of ammunition and will be sentenced on September 6, 2024.

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.


Lecia Wright - Supervisory Assistant U.S. Attorney (402) 661-3700

Updated June 27, 2024

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