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Tigart sentenced on firearm charge

Posted at 4:17 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-18 18:17:08-04

Antonio Todd Tigart of Great Falls was sentenced in federal court on Wednesday to 14 months in prison followed by two years of supervised release after pleading guilty to prohibited person in possession of firearms on January 17, 2018. 

U.S. District Judge Brian M. Morris handed down the sentence. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on June 26, 2017, police officers were conducting a civil assist when Tigart walked by. He was known to the officers, and they called dispatch to see if he had any outstanding warrants for his arrest, and learned that he he did. 

Tigart, 21 years old, had an active arrest warrant for the revocation of his felony criminal endangerment conviction in February 2017.

A loaded Springfield Armory .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol was tucked into his waistband.  Further investigation revealed that the firearm was stolen in December 2016.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.   Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

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