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May 6, 2016

FBI Arrests Michael Emry on Weapons Charges

FBI agents, working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the John Day Police Department and Oregon State Police, arrested Michael Ray Emry, age 54, on Friday, May 6, 2016. The probable cause arrest was made after agents and officers served a federal search warrant on Emry’s home in John Day, Oregon. The arrest was without incident.

A federal criminal complaint filed the evening of May 6 charges Emry with two counts:

  • Unlawful possession of a machine gun not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record
  • Unlawful possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number

Emry is currently being held in the Deschutes County Jail awaiting transfer to Eugene on Monday, May 9, where he will make his initial appearance before a federal magistrate.

Assistant United States Attorney Nathan Lichvarcik is prosecuting this case. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.