Nebraska Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Columbus, Nebraska, man convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm was sentenced on June 14, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Roberto A. Lange.

Tyson Quigley, a/k/a Tyson Stands, age 29, was sentenced to 35 months in federal prison, followed by 2 years of supervised release, and a special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund in the amount of $100.

Quigley was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 17, 2017.  He pled guilty on March 7, 2018.

The conviction stemmed from an incident that occurred on August 31, 2017, in St. Francis, South Dakota, when law enforcement responded to a call that Quigley was in possession of a sawed-off shot gun and was threatening to shoot people.  When law enforcement located the vehicle that Quigley was reportedly in, Quigley exited the passenger side of the vehicle and ran away.  Law enforcement caught up to Quigley and placed him under arrest. Quigley subsequently admitted that the sawed-off shotgun was his. 

Due to the fact that the firearm’s barrel is less than 18 inches long, it is required to be registered in the National Firearm Registration and Transfer Record.  Records indicate that the firearm is not registered.

Quigley was convicted of Domestic Assault Involving a Pregnant Woman (felony) in Platte County, Nebraska, in 2013, making it illegal for him to possess firearms.  Quigley will forfeit ownership of the firearm seized in this case to the United States.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

This case was investigated by the Rosebud Sioux Tribe Law Enforcement Services and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kirk Albertson prosecuted the case.

Quigley was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.