☷Vacaville Man Sentenced to More Than Eight Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Vacaville Man Sentenced to over 8 Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of Ammunition SACRAMENTO , Calif . — Guy Joseph Bass , 30 , of Vacaville , was sentenced today by U . S . District Judge John A . Mendez to eight years and 10 months in prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition , U . S . Attorney Phillip A . Talbert announced . According to court documents , between August 2020 and November 2020 , Bass possessed three different loaded firearms . On Aug . 17 , 2020 , Bass’ acquaintance drove him to the hospital , where Bass falsely reported to law enforcement that he had been shot by an unknown assailant , before eventually admitting that he had shot himself by accident . Officers recovered a stolen Walther P22 semi - automatic pistol from the acquaintance’s vehicle . On Sept . 18 , 2020 , Bass was arrested for an outstanding warrant . During the arrest , Bass admitted to having a firearm on his person . The loaded firearm was a non - serialized , privately made firearm , also known as a “ghost gun . ” Finally , on Nov . 18 , 2020 , law enforcement officers spotted Bass and another individual parked in Vacaville . After a police dog alerted to the presence of narcotics , Bass handed an officer a bag of methamphetamine . A search of the vehicle resulted in the discovery of a another loaded , privately made firearm . Bass is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because he has been convicted of several felonies , including a prior state conviction for possessing a firearm as a felon . This case was the product of an investigation by the Fairfield Police Department , the Vacaville Police Department , the Solano County District Attorney’s Office , the FBI’s Solano County Violent Crimes Task Force , and the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco , Firearms and Explosives . Assistant U . S . Attorney Adrian T . Kinsella prosecuted the case . This case was prosecuted as part of the joint federal , state , and local Project Safe Neighborhoods ( PSN ) Program , the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts . PSN is an evidence - based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime . Through PSN , a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them . As part of this strategy , PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime .
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