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Convicted Felon Sentenced to 5 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

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

EVANSVILLE – Matthew Allen Green, 39, of Evansville, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court documents, on November 10, 2020, law enforcement officers stopped a truck driven by Green after observing multiple traffic violations. Green was the sole occupant of the truck. During the investigation, officers discovered a loaded revolver inside the truck and a loaded semi-automatic pistol on Green’s person. Green is prohibited from lawfully possessing firearms due to multiple prior felony convictions, including trafficking in a controlled substance (fentanyl) in Henderson County, Kentucky and robbery in Vanderburgh County, Indiana.

Zachary A. Myers, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana and Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding made the announcement.

The Evansville-Vanderburgh County Drug Task Force and Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. The Federal Bureau of Investigation also provided valuable assistance. The sentence was imposed by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young following the defendant’s guilty plea.  As part of the sentence, Judge Young ordered that the defendant be supervised by the U.S. Probation Office for 2 years following his release from prison.

U.S. Attorney Myers thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristian R. Mukoski who prosecuted this case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated June 30, 2022

Firearms Offenses