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Former Felon Sentenced To Nine Years In Prison For Possession Of A Firearm After Ramming Into Police Vehicles

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

RENO, Nev. – A former felon who illegally possessed a firearm and rammed into three police vehicles to avoid apprehension was sentenced today to 108 months in prison, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Steven W. Myhre for the District of Nevada.


Kyle Howe, 31, of Reno, pleaded guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Larry R. Hicks sentenced him to three years of supervised release.


According to the plea agreement, Howe admitted that, on Nov. 29, 2016, in an attempt to flee apprehension on an outstanding warrant, he rammed into a police vehicle then sped away. Then the next day, Howe rammed two police vehicles as Regional Crime Suppression Unit detectives attempted to arrest him. Law enforcement were able to remove him from his vehicle and arrest him. At the time of his arrest, a Smith & Wesson 9mm semiautomatic pistol, a switchblade, and approximately 4.5 grams of methamphetamine were found in his possession.


The case was investigated by the Regional Crime Suppression Unit and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Megan Rachow prosecuted the case.



Updated November 28, 2017

Firearms Offenses