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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Idaho

For Immediate Release

February 24, 2011

Wendy J. Olson, United States Attorney

Contact: Pamela Bearg, Public Information Officer
(208) 334-1211

Nampa Man Gets 30 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Ronald Robert Ebaugh, 48, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Ebaugh to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term and pay a $1,000 fine. Ebaugh agreed to forfeit three firearms and ammunition. He pleaded guilty to the charge on December 6, 2010.

According to the plea agreement, on July 9, 2010, Ebaugh’s residence was searched pursuant to the terms of his misdemeanor probation. During the search, officers discovered a 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol. Ebaugh admitted to the officers that he knowingly possessed the firearm. Because Ebaugh had previously been convicted of a felony crime punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year, he was barred from possessing firearms.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Canyon County Sheriff's Office, and the Canyon County Misdemeanor Probation Office.