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United States of America v. Duwayne Payton
Case Number: 1:21-cr-00209
Judge: Ana de Alba
Court: United States District Court for the Eastern District of California (Frenso County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Fresno
Defendant's Attorney: Miles Harris
Description: Fresno, California criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with felony possession of a firearm.
Duwayne Payton, 26, of Bakerfield, California, is a documented and active member of the East Side Crips criminal street gang in Bakersfield. On March 11, 2021, Payton possessed in his residence a stolen Glock Model-17 9 mm handgun. Payton may not lawfully possess firearms because of his prior felony convictions, including convictions in Bakersfield in 2014 for first degree burglary and vehicle theft.
This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Bakersfield Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Arin Heinz prosecuted the case.
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison.