For Immediate Release
Malheur County Man Faces 15-Year Mandatory Minimum Sentence After Pleading Guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition
EUGENE, Ore. – On February 18, 2014, Ramiro Martinez Tristan, 39 and a resident of Ontario, Oregon, pled guilty today in federal court in Eugene to a single count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition. Law enforcement caught Tristan with a loaded .40 caliber handgun on September 10, 2013, and he has prior felony convictions for multiple counts of assault, felon in possession of a firearm, and burglary in the second degree. At sentencing on May 28, 2014, Tristan will face a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence as an Armed Career Criminal.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Ontario Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nathan J. Lichvarcik.