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Tyler Pollender-Savery Sentenced for Firearm Crime

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

Burlington, Vermont – The United States Attorney’s Office stated that Tyler Pollender-Savery, 28, of Ludlow, Vermont, was sentenced yesterday in the United States District Court in Rutland to a time-served sentence following his guilty plea to possessing firearms while being an unlawful user of controlled substances. Chief United States District Judge Geoffrey W. Crawford also ordered that Pollender-Savery serve two years of supervised release.

According to court documents, on December 10, 2018, Pollender-Savery was arrested and charged in state court in Windsor County, Vermont with second-degree murder in connection with the homicide of an infant.  Following a jury trial in October 2022, the defendant was acquitted of those charges. As part of the investigation into the homicide, law enforcement searched Pollender-Savery’s residence and recovered nine firearms belonging to Pollender-Savery. Investigation further established that Pollender-Savery used both cocaine and marijuana in and around the time he possessed these firearms, and that he had assaulted someone with a firearm while using controlled substances.  

This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police.

Assistant United States Attorney Wendy L. Fuller represented the government. David Sleigh, Esq. represented Pollender-Savery.  
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 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. For more information about Project Safe Neighborhoods, please visit .


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Updated June 1, 2023

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