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Date: 05-12-2023

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United States of America v. Devon Jonathan Souza, a/k/a/ Devon Jonathan Swan

Case Number: 1:22-cr-00003

Judge: Alan B. Johnson

Court: United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (Laramie County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Cheyenne

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Description: Cheyenne, Wyoming criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with being a felon and a drug user in unlawful possession of a firearm.

On September 1, 2021, Wyoming Highway Patrol troopers attempted to pull Devon Jonathan Souza, a/k/a/ Devon Jonathan Swan, age 29, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, over based on known warrants. Swan led troopers, police officers, and sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed chase through Cheyenne and then attempted to flee on foot. He was apprehended and taken into custody. Law enforcement returned to the vehicle and found a loaded Ruger pistol in a bag. While in custody, Souza tested positive for methamphetamine.

Souza faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment with three years of supervised release, up to a $250,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. Judge Johnson will determine the sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors. Sentencing is scheduled for June 26, 2023 at 10:30 in Cheyenne.

This crime was investigated by the Wyoming Highway Patrol, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Cheyenne Police Department, Laramie County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys T.J. Forwood and Seth Griswold.

18 U.S.C. §§ 922(g)(1) and (3) and 924(a)(2) Felon and Unlawful User in Possession of a Firearm

Outcome: Defendant was found guilty by a jury on May 10, 2023.

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