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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, November 22, 2023
Nicholas Vassallo
, United States Attorney

Cody Man Arraigned for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Adam Shane Aviles, Jr., age 26, of Cody, Wyoming, was arraigned on Nov. 21 for being a felon in possession of ammunition. Aviles pleaded not guilty. A trial has been set for Jan. 22, 2024, before U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson.

Aviles was detained at the request of the government and will remain in custody pending trial. If convicted, Aviles faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine. 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 Park County Sheriff’s Office and the FBI with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paige Hammer.

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


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