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Case Number: 1:20-cr-00028-MTS
Judge: Matthew T. Schelp
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (Cape Girardeau County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Cape Girardeau, Missouri felony possession of a firearm criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Timothy Ossana, age 53.
On January 8, 2020, Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a Chevrolet Blazer for an expired license registration offense in Ripley County. During that traffic stop, a citizen brought a pistol to the officer and stated that he discovered the pistol lying near the roadway where Ossana had just driven. It was a Jennings, .380 caliber pistol, bearing serial number 889316. Ossana later admitted that he had been assaulted by some people and that he acquired the pistol for his protection.
This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Keith Sorrell handled the prosecution for the government.
FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 45 months in prison.