FARGO - U. S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on January 22, 2015, Darrell Ray Boggs, 38, Kason, Minn., was sentenced before U. S. District Judge Ralph R. Erickson to serve nine years in prison for possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.
On April 25, 2014, following a strong-armed robbery committed by a juvenile male, Boggs drove a vehicle with the juvenile male as a passenger in a high speed chase out of Jamestown, North Dakota. The vehicle was initially pulled over, and as police officers approached the vehicle the driver, Boggs, fled, eventually driving on I- 94 westbound with speeds exceeding 90 mph. Boggs began driving erratically as he crossed the median and traveled the wrong way down the Interstate before exiting onto a Barnes County Highway nearly causing an accident. Boggs’s vehicle was found in a slough and Boggs and his passenger were found hiding in a field where they were arrested. Inside the vehicle a loaded 9 mm pistol with an obliterated serial number was stuck between the front seat and center console and a loaded sawed-off shotgun along with 9 mm and 12 gauge ammunition. The victims’ belongings were also found inside the vehicle.
Federal firearms statutes prohibit possession of firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. According to the indictment filed, Boggs was previously convicted of the following felonies: assault with a deadly weapon in San Bernardino County, California in 1998; burglary in Kern County, California in 2001; possession for purpose of sale of controlled substance Kern County California in in 2009.
Judge Erickson also sentenced Boggs to three years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victims Fund.
The case was investigated by the following agencies: The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Jamestown Police Department, Stutsman County Sheriff’s Department, Barnes County Sheriff’s Department and the North Dakota Highway Patrol.
Assistant U. S. Attorney Keith Reisenauer prosecuted the case.