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Ethete Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

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

Tremayne Thunder, age 43, of Ethete, Wyoming, was sentenced on June 22, 2023, to 21 months’ imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence which included three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, on July 4, 2022, Wind River Police Officers arrested Thunder after a witness alleged Thunder pointed a rifle at a juvenile. At the time of the arrest, a firearm was found next to Thunder in a vehicle he was operating. A criminal history check showed that Thunder had felony convictions for kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery, so he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

This crime was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wind River Police Department. Assistant United States Timothy W. Gist prosecuted the case.

Case No. 22-CR-00104


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

Updated June 23, 2023

Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 23-030