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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Nebraska
Steven A. Russell, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, January 30, 2023

Weeping Water Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of Ammunition

United States Attorney Steven Russell announced that Matthew W. Miller, 36, of Weeping Water, Nebraska, was sentenced today in federal court in Omaha for the crime of Felon in Possession of Ammunition. United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher sentenced Miller to 37 months’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, he will begin a 3-year term of supervised release.

On August 10, 2021, Miller pawned Winchester .357 ammunition at Sol’s Pawn Shop in Omaha. Miller’s information was recorded for the sale and the pawn ticket was submitted for fingerprint analysis. Miller’s fingerprints were on the ticket. Miller was also photographed pawning the ammunition. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed that all the ammunition Miller pawned was manufactured outside the state of Nebraska.

Miller has been convicted of multiple felony offenses in several Nebraska counties. Among his prior felonies are felony Theft offenses committed in Douglas and Washington counties, Burglary (Douglas County), Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Douglas County).

This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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