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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Arizona

www.justice.gov/usao/az

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dennis K. Burke, United States Attorney

Contact: Robbie Sherwood, Public Affairs
(602) 514-7573
robert.sherwood@usdoj.gov

Violent Felon From Yuma Sentenced to 40 Months in Prison for Illegally Obtaining and Possessing Firearms, Ammunition, and Body Armor

PHOENIX — U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake sentenced Randy Trey Westbrook, of Yuma, Ariz., to 40 months in prison for conspiring with his now ex–wife to illegally obtain and possess an array of handguns and shotguns and over 2,000 rounds of ammunition. Westbrook, 43, was sentenced on Monday.

Westbrook was convicted of a pair of domestic violence offenses in the late 1990s, including a felony conviction for falsely imprisoning and menacing his female victim. This crime–of–violence conviction precluded Westbrook from buying or possessing firearms, ammunition, or body armor under federal law. In 2008, Westbrook was convicted of domestic violence for a third time for assaulting his wife. While on probation for this incident, Westbrook persuaded his wife to straw purchase an array of firearms for him, as well as for friends who lived out of state, from gun shops in Yuma. During these transactions, Westbrook would often go to the gun shop, pick out his firearm of choice, and then direct his wife to go to the gun store to fill out the paperwork and complete the transaction. Nine firearms, over 2,000 rounds of ammunition, and a suit of body armor were eventually recovered from a gun safe inside the defendant’s home during a search of the premises by ATF agents in January 2010.

Westbrook’s now ex–wife, Glenna Marie Barrett, pleaded guilty to one count of False Statement in Connection with Acquisition of Firearm and was sentenced to two years of supervised release.

The investigation in this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The prosecution was handled by Dominic Lanza and Cassie Woo, Assistant U.S. Attorneys, District of Arizona, Phoenix, Ariz.

CASE NUMBER: 10–877–PHX–NVW

RELEASE NUMBER: 2011–061(Westbrook)

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