Written by The Herald-News
David Ronald Evans Sr. was sentenced to six months in prison in connection with his guilty plea to being a felon-in-possession of a firearm.
The United States Attorney’s Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls on Aug. 16, before Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen, Evans, 54, was sentenced. In addition to the prison term, he was ordered to pay a special assessment of $100 and will have three years supervised release.
In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura B. Weiss, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:
On May 24, 1994, Evans received a felony conviction and was therefore prohibited from possessing firearms.
On Oct. 1, 2011, Evans was pulled over near Glasgow for suspected drunk driving. During his interaction with law enforcement, Evans admitted he had a firearm and removed it from his person. The firearm was a Walther/Smith & Wesson, model PK380, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. The firearm had been transported from one state to another.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the “truth in sentencing” guidelines mandate that Evans will likely serve all the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, he does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for “good behavior.” However, this reduction will not exceed 15 percent of the overall sentence.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.