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Convicted Felon Sentenced for Possessing Firearms

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

Patrick Charles Schutz, age 38, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of firearms to 28 months in prison with three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence on April 24, 2023.

According to court documents, on October 19, 2022, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) agents executed a warrant on Schutz’s residence after witnesses had notified the ATF that Schutz had shot multiple firearms at a shooting range. Agents recovered several firearms, a substantial amount of ammunition, and two homemade suppressors. Schutz admitted to being a felon in possession of firearms and agreed to forfeit them as part of his sentence.

This crime was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Jonathan C. Coppom prosecuted the case.

Case No. 22-CR-00132


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

Updated April 28, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-014