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Ogden Man Sentenced to 18 Months Imprisonment for Possessing a Firearm as a Prior Convicted Felon

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

Salt Lake City, Utah – A Utah man was sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one and a half years followed by a 36-month term of supervised release for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon for a prior burglary conviction.

According to court documents, on January 7, 2021, Taydon Tailor Law, 22, of Ogden, Utah, a convicted felon restricted from owning or possessing a firearm or ammunition, possessed a Ruger LC9, 9mm firearm and ammunition that he took without permission from a home where he was working. The firearm and ammunition were not manufactured in the state of Utah and travelled in interstate commerce.

 “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah will continue to prosecute cases where individuals illegally possess and transfer firearms putting our citizens at risk,” said U.S. Attorney Trina A. Higgins. “Our goal is to prevent gun violence and we appreciate the commitment from our law enforcement partners who work to bring justice to victims and the community for these crimes.”

The case was investigated by the Ogden Police Department.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Branden B. Miles, for the District of Utah prosecuted the case.

This case was 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.


Felicia Martinez
Public Affairs Specialist
(801) 325-3237

Updated March 10, 2023

Project Safe Neighborhoods
Press Release Number: 23-18