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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nebraska

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Winnebago Man Sentenced For Being A Felon In Possession of a Firearm

United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Kyle Bigbear, age 24, of Winnebago, Nebraska, was sentenced on June 1, 2015 upon his conviction for being a felon in passion of a firearm.  Chief United States District Court Judge Laurie Smith Camp sentenced Bigbear to 10 years imprisonment to be followed by a term of supervised release of 3 years.

On September 5, 2014, Bigbear was driving on the Winnebago Indian Reservation while in possession of a rifle.  When Bigbear came across a Winnebago resident he had a disagreement with, Bigbear stopped his vehicle and pointed the rifle at the resident.  At the time of this incident, Bigbear was prohibited from possession of firearms because he had previously been convicted  in Iowa in 2013 for possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

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Indian Country Law and Justice
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Updated February 4, 2016