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Felon Gets Ten Years For Unlawful Possession Of Firearm And Ammo

Prosecutors Said She Also Threatened To Shoot A Woman

October 24, 2018 - 2:14 pm
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LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - A Las Vegas felon who was convicted in July of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition after threatening to shoot a woman during an altercation was sentenced Tuesday to 120 months in federal prison to be followed by three years of supervised release, announced U.S. Attorney Dayle Elieson for the District of Nevada and Special Agent in Charge Ray Roundtree for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

38-year-old Jacqueline Moore was found guilty by a jury of one count of felon in possession of a firearm and one count of felon in possession of ammunition. United States District Judge Kent J. Dawson presided over the three-day trial and sentencing hearing.

On October 27, 2017, Moore got into an altercation with a woman at a barbeque near “B” Street and Monroe Street in Las Vegas. The woman left the barbeque and Moore followed her to the Elk’s Lodge parking lot located at 600 West Owens Avenue. Moore confronted the woman and broke her car window and a tail light. She also threatened to shoot the woman. After Moore fled the scene, an eyewitness called the police who took her into custody a short time later. Officers found a .25 caliber pistol and a single round of .25 caliber ammunition in her purse and vehicle. Moore is prohibited from possessing a firearm and ammunition due to her prior felony convictions in Clark County for assault with a deadly weapon and attempted battery with substantial bodily harm.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Allison Reese and Phillip N. Smith, Jr. prosecuted the case.

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. For more information about PSN, visit www.justice.gov/usao-nv.