Local man sentenced for illegal possession of a firearm, DOJ reports

    (Ethete, WY) – Tremayne Thunder, age 43, of Ethete, was sentenced on June 22, to 21 months imprisonment for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a press release issued by the Department of Justice on June 23. .

    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, on July 4, 2022, Wind River Police Officers arrested Thunder after a witness alleged Thunder pointed a rifle at a juvenile.


    At the time of the arrest, a firearm was found next to Thunder in a vehicle he was operating.

    A criminal history check showed that Thunder had felony convictions for kidnapping and aggravated assault and battery, so he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

    This crime was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Wind River Police Department. Assistant United States Timothy W. Gist prosecuted the case.


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