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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 10, 2022
L. Robert Murray
, United States Attorney
Contact: Lori Hogan

Cheyenne Man Arrested for Illegal Firearms Possession

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that ROLAN FRENCH, age 48, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing an unregistered firearm. French appeared for an arraignment hearing on June 6, 2022, before Federal District Court Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial has been set for August 8, 2022.  

French faces up to 20 years’ imprisonment,  three  years of supervised release, up to a $500,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This crime is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cheyenne Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Forwood is prosecuting the case.

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case No. 22-CR-00054-ABJ


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