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Grand Island Man Sentenced to 188 Months for Possession of Firearm

U.S. Attorney’s Office October 13, 2010
  • District of Nebraska (402) 661-3700

United States Attorney Deborah Gilg and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Grand Island Police Department and the Tri-City Drug Task Force announce the following information for the attention of the media:

Event Triggering this Release: The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon, Chief United States District Judge for the District of Nebraska, sentenced Edwin Javier Chamul today to 188 months' imprisonment, five years of supervised release to follow, and a $100 special assessment following Chamul’s conviction for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Chamul was arrested by the Grand Island Police Department on October 25, 2009, following an investigation of a drive-by shooting at a residence in Grand Island, Nebraska. The police found Chamul near a parked pickup truck. Inside the pickup truck the police located a .22 caliber handgun and a .22 caliber rifle with a barrel of only 12.5 inches in length.

Name of Defendant: Edwin Javier Chamul
Age: 25
City of residence: Grand Island, Nebraska
Crime(s) Charged and Potential Penalty (A CHARGE is merely an accusation and every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty): Felon in possession of a firearm, at least 15 years and possibly up to life imprisonment, at least five years of supervised release, a fine of up to $250,000 and a $100 special assessment.
Specific Location of Alleged Crime: Grand Island, Nebraska
Location of Arrest: Grand Island, Nebraska
Alleged Dollar Loss/Type and Quantity of Drug:
Others Charged in Same Scheme:
Relevant Dates:
Date of Alleged Crime: October 25, 2009.
Federal Arrest Date: December 22, 2009
Date Complaint Issued:
Indictment Returned Date: December 16, 2009
Initial Appearance Date: December 22, 2009
Plea or Trial and Date(s): Chamul pled guilty on July 19, 2010
Sentencing Date: October 13, 2010
Next Court Hearing Type and Date:
Assigned Magistrate Judge: The Honorable Thomas D. Thalken
Held without Bond, or Released from Custody: He was held in federal custody since his arrest on December 22, 2009.
In Continuous Custody Since: October 25, 2009
Assigned District Court Judge: The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon
Initials of Assigned AUSA/Preparer of THIS Release: MM

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