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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 5, 2022
Nicholas Vassallo
, United States Attorney

Convicted Felon Arraigned for Possession of Firearms

Acting United States Attorney Nicholas Vassallo announced today that PATRICK CHARLES SCHUTZ, 38, of Casper, Wyoming was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms at an arraignment hearing on November 29, 2022, before United States Magistrate Judge Michael Shickich and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial has been set for January 23, 2023.

If convicted, Schutz faces up to 15 years’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release, up to a $250,000 fine, and a $100 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. Assistant United States Jonathan C. Coppom is prosecuting the case.

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

Case No. 22-CR-00132

Denver Field Division