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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Deschutes County Man Sentenced to 80 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

EUGENE, Ore. – On May 24, 2017, United States District Court Judge Ann Aiken sentenced Braxton Michael Monson, Jr., 31, of Redmond, Oregon, to 80 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Upon his release from prison, Monson will be on supervised release for three years.

According to court documents, on January 6, 2014, Monson was arrested in Redmond while in possession of an AR-15-style rifle along with ammunition, drugs, scales and cash. Officers determined Monson had previous felony convictions for multiple assaults and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

This case was investigated by the FBI and the Redmond Police Department, and was prosecuted by Nathan J. Lichvarcik, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, with the assistance of Kari Hathorn, Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated May 24, 2017