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Felon Sentenced to Over 14 Years in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearms Including a Stolen High Capacity Rifle

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

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Las Vegas man with a prior felony conviction was sentenced today to 14 years and six months in federal prison for unlawful possession of numerous firearms, including a stolen semi-automatic firearm capable of accepting a large capacity magazine, announced United States Attorney Nicholas A. Trutanich for the District of Nevada.

Following a FBI investigation, Robert Aron Irwin, 35, was indicted and pleaded guilty in January 2019, to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. In addition to the prison term, United States Chief District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Irwin to five years of supervised release.

According to court documents, in August 2017, Irwin possessed a Sig Sauer 5.56 NATO rifle that is capable of accepting a large capacity magazine and had previously been reported stolen; two .22 caliber rifles; a .30-06 caliber firearm; a .375 H&H mag. caliber firearm; a .45/70 caliber firearm; a M44 Russian rifle 7.62 x 54R; a 5.56 NATO firearm; and a 30/30 Winchester firearm. Furthermore, that same month, Irwin conspired with others to sell at least 150 grams of methamphetamine.


Updated August 19, 2019

Firearms Offenses