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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Eugene Gang Member Sentenced to 10 Years for Possessing a Firearm as a Felon

EUGENE, Ore. – On March 11, 2015, Gary Lee Walls, 39 years old, of Eugene, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to 10 years in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm.  Upon his release from prison, Walls will be on supervised release for three years.

On August 29, 2013, Eugene Police Department officers arrested Walls for an outstanding parole violation and found him carrying a loaded handgun, knife, and methamphetamine.  Walls is a member of the gang called the Insane Peckerwood Syndicate and has a lengthy criminal history, including prior felony convictions for robbery and kidnapping.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eugene Police Department, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.

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Updated February 4, 2016