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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Wyoming
For Immediate Release
Nicholas Vassallo, United States Attorney
www.justice.gov/usao-wy
Friday, June 23, 2023

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Firearms Offenses

Brent Michael Bury, age 33, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, was sentenced on June 22, 2023, to 75 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl imposed the sentence, which included three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. According to court documents, Bury lived at a residence that was served a search warrant. During an interview, Bury admitted he was a felon and knew he was not to own or possess a firearm. He told officers that he found a firearm, which he placed in a safe in his bedroom for safe keeping. The pistol was entered NCIC as stolen on 8-22-2022 after being taken during a vehicle burglary in Cheyenne. This crime was investigated by the Cheyenne Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Coppom prosecuted the case.

Wesley Ray Richardson, age 59, of Kaycee, Wyoming, was sentenced on June 16, 2023, to 51 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence, which included three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment. According to court documents, on October 21, 2022, an individual contacted the Johnson County Dispatch Center to report a backpack had been stolen from his car. Law enforcement developed suspicion it was Richardson who had two outstanding burglary warrants. After being arrested, Richardson substantively admitted to his behavior and guided deputies to the stolen property at his residence in Kaycee, including four firearms. The crime was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan C. Coppom.

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