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Cheyenne Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of an Illegal Firearm

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

Michael Langley, age 26, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence, which also included three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment, on May 2, 2023.

According to court documents, on October 10, 2022, Langley was a passenger in a vehicle and fired several shots from a semiautomatic pistol at another vehicle while traveling through Cheyenne. At the time, Langley was a convicted felon who was prohibited from possessing a firearm. Langley pled guilty to unlawfully possessing the pistol, which had an obliterated serial number.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cheyenne Police Department investigated the crime. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom prosecuted the case.

Case No. 22-CR-00133-SWS


Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
United States Attorney Spokesman
Office: 307-772-2124 
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated May 3, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-020