For Immediate Release
Cheyenne Felon Arrested on Federal Firearm Charges
United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that ANTHONY PIERCE UNOCIC, age 52, of Cheyenne, Wyoming was arrested on a complaint and later indicted for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and for possession of a firearm not registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Unocic appeared before Federal District Court Chief Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on November 22, 2021, for an arraignment hearing and pleaded not guilty. Unocic was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service, and a jury trial has been set for January 24, 2022, before Federal District Court Chief Judge Alan B. Johnson. These crimes carry a term of up to 40 years imprisonment, up to six years of supervised release, and up to $1 million in fines and $200 in special assessments.
This crime was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Homeland Security Investigations, and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Michael J. Elmore.
An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Case Number: 0:21-mj-00065-ABJ