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William Michael Lapp, Jr. Sentenced in U.S. District Court

November 18, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on November 18, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell, WILLIAM MICHAEL LAPP, JR., a 37-year-old resident of Kalispell/Helena, appeared for sentencing.More »

Andrew Gunzner Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of Machine Gun and Theft From a Federal Firearms Licensee

November 5, 2010

Andrew Gunzner, age 22, of Littleton, Colorado, was sentenced this morning by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 46 months in federal prison for possessing a machine gun and theft of firearms from a federal firearms licensee, United States Attorney John Walsh and ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson announced. More »

$10,000 Reward Offered for Information on Hitching Post Inn Arson

October 26, 2010

Investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Cheyenne Police Department announced today a reward of $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual(s) responsible for the arson fire to the historic Hitching Post Inn. More »

Federal Jury Convicts West Jordan Man of Three Robberies, Firearms Violations

October 7, 2010

Ramon Rivera, age 25, of West Jordan, charged in connection with robberies of three businesses in Layton, Clinton, and Sunset, has been found guilty of the charges following a three-day trial in federal court in Salt Lake City. The jury deliberated about four hours Wednesday before finding Rivera guilty on all counts charged. More »

Activity in the United States Attorney’s Office

September 30, 2010

Christopher Tyndall, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Clarence A. Brimmer on September 23, 2010, for unlawful user in possession of a firearm. Tyndall was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment, a fine in the amount of $200.00 and three years of supervised release. More »

Jeremy Wade Jordan Sentenced in U.S. District Court

September 27, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on September 27, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, JEREMY WADE JORDAN, a 30-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. More »

Denver Police Department, ATF, and Others Arrest Crip Gang Members and Associates for Drug or Gun Charges

September 21, 2010

Early yesterday morning, officers with the Denver Police Department (DPD) and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), along with officers from Aurora and Lakewood Police Departments, arrested 11 Crips gang members and associates, including a number of Tre Tre Crips, for federal drug or gun charges, Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman, ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, and U.S. Attorney John Walsh announced. More »

Fire At Hitching Post Inn Intentionally Set

September 20, 2010

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, together with Mayor Rick Kaysen, Cheyenne Fire Chief Jim Martin and Police Chief Brian Kozak, announced today the completion of the on-scene investigation of the Hitching Post Inn fire. More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Cheyenne Motel Fire

September 17, 2010

The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with agents from the ATF Denver Field Division have been activated by request from the Cheyenne Fire and Police Departments to investigate a fire involving the Hitching Post Inn, 1700 W. Lincolnway Avenue, Cheyenne, Wyoming. More »

ATF Offers $10,000 Reward for Theft of Firearms

September 10, 2010

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson, Denver Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Con-way Freight Company, an Interstate Shipping Company, located at 901 4th Avenue North, Billings, Mont. More »

William Michael Lapp, Jr. Pleads Guilty in U.S. Federal Court

August 18, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on August 18, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell, WILLIAM MICHAEL LAPP, JR., a 37-year-old resident of Kalispell/Helena, pled guilty to robbery affecting commerce and use of a firearm during the commission of a crime of violence. Sentencing has been set for November 18. He is currently detained. More »

ATF, FBI and Glendale Police Department Arrest Walter Bond for Sheepskin Factory Arson

July 23, 2010

Walter Bond, age 34, was arrested last night by Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), for the April 30, 2010 arson of the Sheepskin Factory in Glendale, Colorado, United States Attorney David Gaouette, ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson, FBI Special Agent in Charge James Davis, and Glendale Police Chief Victor Ross announced. Bond, who is charged with one count of arson of property affecting interstate commerce, is scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Denver at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon, where he will be advised of the charges pending against him, and the related penalties for that crime. More »

Activity in the United States Attorney’s Office

July 22, 2010

Michael St. Angelo, 33, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on July 15, 2010, for conspiracy to steal firearms from a licensed federal firearms dealer, and to stealing from a licensed federal firearms dealer and for possession of stolen firearms. More »

Drury Hill Sentenced in U.S. District Court

July 22, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on July 21, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Jack D. Shanstrom, DRURY HILL, a 32-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Burglary

July 21, 2010

Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Marvin G. Richardson, Denver Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), today announced a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the burglary of Mountain Man Outdoors, a federally licensed firearms (FFL) dealer, located at 487 S. Main Street, Ephraim, Utah. More »

Errol Aram Mann Sentenced in U.S. District Court

July 20, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on July 19, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Sam E. Haddon, ERROL ARAM MANN, a 33-year-old resident of Great Falls, appeared for sentencing. More »

Eleven Metro Denver Men Indicted for Gun Crimes as Part of “Cripland” Investigation

June 24, 2010

The ATF led Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Task Force arrested eight people on charges of gun and drug trafficking crimes in early morning raids yesterday, United States Attorney David Gaouette and ATF Special Agent in Charge Marvin Richardson announced. The arrests are the second phase of a one and one half year investigation named “Operation Cripland.” Nine additional defendants were arrested in October of 2009 in phase one of this investigation. More »

Forty-Six Gang Members and Associates Indicted in Large-Scale Drug and Gun Investigation in Greeley

June 15, 2010

The ATF led Greeley RAGE Task Force (Regional Anti-Gang Enforcement), including the Greeley Police Department and the FBI, along with multiple other law enforcement jurisdictions, arrested 16 people this morning as part of a criminal investigation into drug distribution and gun possession by gang members and associates in Greeley, Colorado. More »

Joint Investigation Results in Littleton Man’s Federal Arrest for Possession of Stolen Machine Guns and for Possession of Explosives, Destructive Devices

April 21, 2010

U.S. Attorney for the District of Colorado David Gaouette, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Special Agent in Charge Marvin G. Richardson, and Denver Police Chief Gerald Whitman announced the indictment of Andrew Thomas Gunzner, age 21, of Littleton, Colo., for possession of stolen machine guns and destructive devices. Gunzner, who is in state custody, will be transferred to federal custody on a future date. More »

6 Year Missing Persons Case Turns Into Joint Homicide Investigation

April 19, 2010

James A. Alderden, Sheriff of Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Collins, Colo.; Danny L. Glick, Sheriff of Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Colonel Bryan Tuma of the Nebraska State Patrol; James A. “Tony” Rose, U.S. Marshal for the District of Wyoming; and Special Agent in Charge Marvin G. Richardson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division announced today that skeletal remains of Ryan Guitron of Fort Collins, Colo., missing since Nov. 4, 2003, were uncovered in southwest Kimball County, Neb. More »

Felon, Fugitive Sentenced for Possession of a Machine Gun

March 25, 2010

The United States Attorney’s Office and John F. Ryan, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) jointly announced that during a federal court session in Helena on March 23, before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell, Zollie Louis Byrd, a 55-year-old resident of South Carolina, who was a prior convicted felon and fugitive from justice, was sentenced to 68 months confinement for the illegal possession of a machine gun. More »

Joint Project Safe Neighborhoods Taskforce Members Net Felon Buying Handguns During Undercover Sting

February 9, 2010

Acting Special Agent in Charge Melvin King of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Denver Field Division and Tony Lane, Chief of Police of the Castle Rock Police Department announced that Steven Allen Ford, 29, a.k.a. “Cherrio” was arrested for possession of a firearm during an undercover operation by members of the ATF Project Safe Neighborhoods Violent Crime Task Force. More »

Joseph Doll Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamines

February 5, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office and Melvin King, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U. S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) jointly announced that during a federal court session in Billings on February 4, 2010, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, JOSEPH DOLL, a 28-year-old resident of Billings, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. More »

Denver, Colo. Explosives Detection Canine Helps Miami Prepare for Super Bowl XLIV

February 5, 2010

Not everyone participating in this year’s Super Bowl is a football player. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have fielded their best players to help prepare for a safe and secure Super Bowl XLIV. These pros include ATF K-9 explosives detection teams that have been deployed to Miami from around the country. The K-9 teams are working side-by-side with other federal, state and local law-enforcement officers to keep the football teams and fans safe throughout this event. More »

Utah ATF and Project Safe Neighborhoods Partners Net 170 Federal Gun Crime Defendants in 2009

January 26, 2010

Federal firearms charges ranging from possession of an illegal machine gun to using a gun in furtherance of violent or drug trafficking crimes were filed against 170 individuals in Utah during 2009. More »