Man Arrested in Springfield, Oregon Sentenced to 57 Months for Firearm Possession
EUGENE, Ore. – On December 6, 2016, Troy Joseph Minson, Jr., 28, from Madras, Oregon was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken to 57 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm. Minson, a convicted felon with outstanding arrest warrants, will be on supervised release for three years following his prison sentence.
On August 3, 2014, the Springfield Police Department received a call that the defendant was at a local deli with a gun. Officers responded and attempted to take Minson into custody when he pulled away from them, jumped over a counter and dropped a loaded .22 caliber Beretta pistol onto the ground. A struggle ensued when Minson resisted arrest, but he was eventually apprehended and taken into custody. Minson has prior felony convictions for burglary in the first degree, delivery of methamphetamine and eluding police.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Springfield Police Department, and was prosecuted by Nathan J. Lichvarcik, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, along with the assistance of Jefferson County District Attorney Steven Leriche.