For Immediate Release
Vergennes Man, Kyle Tetreault, Sentenced to 38 Months in Jail for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms
Eugenia A.P. Cowles, the Acting United States Attorney for the District of Vermont, stated that Kyle Tetreault, 24, of Vergennes, Vermont, was sentenced today by United States District Court Judge William K. Sessions III, to 38 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. Tetreault was also sentenced to 3 years of supervised release following his release from prison.
According to Court records, Tetreault committed a number of residential burglaries in Vermont during which he stole firearms and other items. Subsequently, Tetreault traded some of the stolen firearms to an out-of-state drug dealer in exchange for heroin. Tetreault had previously been convicted in Vermont state court of a felony offense for which the sentence was punishable by more than one year in prison. Thus, he was prohibited from possessing firearms at the time of the conduct at issue in the case.
Tetreault was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2014. He pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on August 18, 2014, and has been detained in prison since November 17, 2014.
This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (“ATF”). The Acting United States Attorney, Eugenia A. P. Cowles, commends those agencies for their work. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy J. Creswell. The defendant was represented by Attorney Michael Desautels of the Office of the Federal Public Defender.