DURANGO – The US Lawyer’s Workplace for the District of Colorado publicizes that Dennis Yarbrough, 49, of Durango, Colorado, was sentenced to 30 months in federal jail, adopted by 3 years of supervised launch, for illegally possessing six firearms following a misdemeanor conviction for home violence.
Based on the plea settlement and public filings, in 2019, Yarbrough was convicted of a bodily home violence misdemeanor in La Plata County Courtroom. In March 2021, regulation enforcement discovered Yarbrough in possession of six firearms, together with a semi-automatic firearm able to accepting a big capability journal.
On April 8, 2021, a federal grand jury returned a one count-indictment towards the defendant for possession of a firearm following a home violence conviction, in violation of 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9). After his arrest on the indictment, Yarbrough violated a federal no-contact order by contacting the sufferer of home violence to unlawfully affect her testimony on this case.
“Victims of home violence want safety, security, and help,” stated United States Lawyer Cole Finegan. “The U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace prosecutes abusers who place victims of home violence in danger by illegally possessing firearms.”
“Convicted criminals who search to amass firearms and threaten victims might be held accountable as this sentence exhibits,” stated Ryan L. Spradlin, Particular Agent in Cost, HSI Denver. “Provided that Yarbrough violated an order of safety in an effort to affect testimony exhibits his disregard for the regulation, and we’re gratified he might be behind bars. We’re happy to work with the Durango Police and U.S. Lawyer’s workplace to see justice served on this case.”
United States District Courtroom Decide Robert Blackburn issued the sentence on December 8, 2021. The defendant pleaded responsible on September 9, 2021.
This case was investigated by HSI, working partnership with the Durango Police Division. Assistant United States Lawyer Jeffrey Ok. Graves dealt with the prosecution.
Case quantity: 21-cr-00118-REB-JMC
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