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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Oregon

For Immediate Release

Monday, November 23, 2015
Billy J. Williams
, United States Attorney
Contact: Gerri Badden

Oregon Felon Receives 10 Year Prison Term for Possessing Stolen Firearm

EUGENE, Ore. – On Thursday, November 19, 2015 Mitchell Wayne Brolin, 42, of Linn County, Oregon, appeared before U. S. District Judge Michael McShane and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a revolver he stole during the commission of a burglary.

On February 25, 2013, Brolin and two accomplices were burglarizing a home in Lebanon, Oregon, when a neighbor accosted and grabbed Brolin, who was carrying a loaded revolver he had just stolen. Brolin dragged the neighbor across the yard before shaking him loose and jumping into his accomplices’ van. Several other firearms were also stolen from the home.

In September 2015, Brolin pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a stolen firearm. Brolin’s criminal history includes convictions for delivering methamphetamine, felony assault and coercion. Brolin’s sentence was part of a global plea agreement with the U. S. Attorney’s Office and the Linn County District Attorney’s Office.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Linn County Sheriff’s Office and the Albany Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Frank R. Papagni, Jr. with the assistance of Deputy District Attorneys Jonathan Crow and Michael Wynhausen.

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