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Malheur County Man Sentenced to 45 Months in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Firearm

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

EUGENE, Ore. – On January 18, 2017, Shawn James Franks Claytor, 27, a convicted felon from Nyssa, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 45 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Upon his release from prison, Claytor will be on supervised release for three years.

At approximately 1:00 a.m. on June 29, 2015, a police officer encountered Claytor and another man near some railroad tracks in Ontario, Oregon. Claytor was on probation and out past his 10:00 p.m. curfew. He fled on foot and discarded a loaded .22 caliber revolver and a bag of methamphetamine. Later that day, officers found Claytor and arrested him. He admitted the firearm and drugs were his and that he had been trying to sell them. Claytor had previously been convicted of first degree burglary in Oregon.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Ontario Police Department, and was prosecuted by Nathan J. Lichvarcik, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, with the assistance of the Malheur County District Attorney’s Office.

Updated January 18, 2017

Firearms Offenses