BISMARCK – U.S. Attorney Timothy Q. Purdon announced that on March 6, 2015, Jerome Bradley Fletcher, 38, Minot, N.D., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel L. Hovland on a count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. Judge Hovland sentenced Fletcher to serve four years and three months in federal prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Fletcher was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment to the Crime Victim’s Fund.
On November 13, 2013, in Minot, North Dakota, Fletcher was stopped for a traffic violation. After stopping the vehicle that he was driving, Fletcher fled on foot. While fleeing, he dropped items which were seized and identified as two gun magazines containing 11 rounds of 9mm ammunition.
Fletcher was prohibited from possessing ammunition by virtue of 11 prior felony convictions, including Oregon convictions for robbery in 1995, felon in possession of a firearm in 2004 and possession of a controlled substance in 2004 and 2006.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and the Minot Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney David Hagler prosecuted the case.