Criminal Justice News

Monday, July 02, 2012

Anchorage Felon Pleads Guilty to Firearm Possession

ANCHORAGE, AK—U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler announced today that an Anchorage man pled guilty in federal court in Anchorage to a charge of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Mack Rashad Wood, 23, appeared before United States District Court Judge Timothy M. Burgess today and pled guilty to one count of felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

According to Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Erin White Bradley, on January 5, 2011, members of law enforcement heard shots fired in the area of Thompson Avenue and Bliss Street. When they responded to the scene, they found Wood in possession of a 9mm semi-automatic pistol and a loaded magazine.

Wood remains in custody pending sentencing, which is scheduled to take place on August 27, 2012.

Ms. Loeffler commends the FBI Safe Streets Task Force and the Anchorage Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Wood. SAUSA Bradley is a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office who is funded by the Municipality of Anchorage for the purpose of prosecuting gang-related and violent crime cases.

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