Spokane Repeat Federal Offender Convicted of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition | USAO-EDWA

Spokane – Today, Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that on June 30, 2021, a federal jury in Spokane, Washington, convicted Randy D. McReynolds (a/k/a “Randall D. McReynolds,” “Randy Del McReynolds”) of Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2).

According to court documents, United States Probation received a tip that McReynolds was in possession of firearms inside his home. They conducted a probationary search and found two backpacks containing a 357 revolver and ammunition as well as ammunition for a 9mm pistol. During the trial, McReynolds presented evidence that the handgun and ammunition belonged to his son-in-law and that he was unaware of its presence in his home. The government challenged this evidence through recorded jail calls. The jury found that McReynolds constructively possessed the firearm and ammunition.

Acting United States Attorney Harrington said, “Prosecuting firearm-related crimes continues to be a priority here in the Eastern District of Washington. Individuals serving a term of court-ordered supervised release, like McReynolds was in this case, are subject to robust enforcement by the United States Probation Office of release conditions. The community impact of such enforcement effort keeps firearms out of the hands of convicted felons and holds them accountable for their conduct. I commend the efforts of the officers with the Probation Office and the ATF who successfully investigated this case.

This case was prosecuted under the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program. PSN is a federal, state, and local law enforcement collaboration to identify, investigate, and prosecute individuals responsible for violent crimes in our neighborhoods. The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement to specifically identify the criminals responsible for violent crime in the Eastern District of Washington and pursue criminal prosecution.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive and the United States Probation Office for the Eastern District of Washington. This case was prosecuted by Michael J. Ellis and Timothy J. Ohms, Assistant United States Attorneys for the Eastern District of Washington.

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