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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Las Vegas Felon Convicted Of Unlawful Possession Of A Firearm And Ammunition

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Following a three-day jury trial, a Las Vegas felon was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada.

Jacqueline Moore, 38, was found guilty of one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of felon in possession of ammunition. United States District Judge Kent J. Dawson presided over the hearing. Sentencing is scheduled for October 17, 2018. At the time of sentencing, Moore faces the maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, during a barbeque on the afternoon of October 27, 2017, Moore got into an altercation with a woman who became a victim of violence at the hands of Moore. The altercation happened at a residence near “B” Street and Monroe Street in Las Vegas.  The victim left the barbecue and went to the Elk’s Lodge located at 600 West Owens Avenue.  Almost immediately thereafter, Moore drove to the Elk’s Lodge and confronted the victim in the parking lot. During the altercation, Moore broke the victim’s car window and a tail light. Moore also threatened to shoot her with a .25 caliber pistol.  After Moore fled the scene, an eyewitness called the police.  Responding police officers located Moore a short time later and took her into custody near the residence at “B” and Monroe.  A search of Moore’s vehicle revealed a .25 caliber pistol and a search of the purse Moore was carrying when she was apprehended yielded a single round of .25 caliber ammunition.  Moore is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition due to her prior felony convictions in Clark County for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Allison Reese and Phillip N. Smith, Jr. are prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime. For more information about PSN, visit www.justice.gov/usao-nv

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 19, 2018