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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Sentencings for October 10 - October 12, 2017

Damien Anthony Jerome, a/k/a "Dey-Dey", 31, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 12, 2017, for distribution of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Jerome was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 211 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $1,000.00 in restitution and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Misael Diaz, 31, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on October 12, 2017, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Diaz was arrested in Gillette, Wyoming. He received 70 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

John James Gravelis, 35, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 11, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and use of a firearm during in relation to a drug trafficking crime. Gravelis was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 120 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation.

Christopher Eugene Shaw, 32, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 11, 2017, for conspiracy to distribute a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and felon in possession of a firearm. Shaw was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 147 months of imprisonment, to be followed by four years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $800.00 in restitution and a $200.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Raymond Marshal Fruits, 41, of Lincoln City, Oregon, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 10, 2017, on three counts for sale or transfer of a firearm to a prohibited person. Fruits was arrested in Portland, Oregon. He received 37 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Jeffrey Dennis Hunsaker, Jr., 20, of Nashville, Tennessee (formerly of Douglas, Wyoming), was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 10, 2017, for possession of child pornography. Hunsaker was arrested in Casper, Wyoming. He received 48 months of imprisonment, to be followed by ten years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay $9,000.00 in restitution and a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

David Allen Labriola, 33, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on October 10, 2017, for possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, felon in possession of a firearm, and theft of firearms from federal firearms licensee. Labriola was arrested in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He received 101 months of imprisonment, to be followed by five years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $300.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Childhood
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Updated October 12, 2017