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District of Oregon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Portland Man Affiliated with Two Local Street Gangs Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Firearm Possession

PORTLAND, Ore.—A Portland man affiliated with the Hoover Criminal Gang and Krude Rude Brood was sentenced to federal prison today for illegally possessing a short-barrel shotgun as a convicted felon.

Christopher Raymond Fox-Southard, 23, was sentenced to 40 months in federal prison and three years’ supervised release.

In March 2021, Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop a stolen vehicle driving recklessly, when the driver fled at a high rate of speed. Fox-Southard was a passenger in the vehicle along with three other Brood associates. Deputies eventually found the vehicle unoccupied and located Fox-Southard in a nearby parking lot. While searching the area, deputies found a stolen, short-barreled shotgun abandoned in a stairwell. Video surveillance footage of the area later reviewed by the deputies showed Fox-Southard walk away from the abandoned vehicle, remove his backpack and jacket, take out the shotgun, and discard it in the stairwell.

On May 11, 2021, a federal grand jury in Portland returned a two-count indictment charging Fox-Southard with felon in possession of a firearm and possession of an unregistered firearm. On November 2, 2021, he pleaded guilty to the former charge.

U.S. Attorney Scott Erik Asphaug of the District of Oregon made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI. It was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Oregon with assistance from the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office. Today’s sentencing is part of a global resolution of Fox-Southard’s federal and state criminal cases.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). PSN is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Updated January 25, 2022