New Mexico man gets five years after Bannock County standoff

46-year-old Jason Richard Sandoval was given 71 months in federal prison
46-year-old Jason Richard Sandoval was given 71 months in federal prison(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 17, 2021 at 6:00 PM MST
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POCATELLO, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) — An Albuquerque man has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for possession of ammunition by a prohibited person.

Authorities responded to a call of a man acting erratically and claiming to have a bomb back in 2020 in Downey, Idaho. After attempting to make contact, police say 46-year-old Jason Richard Sandoval barricaded himself in a pumphouse before discharging a firearm during a standoff with law enforcement.

Police recovered ammunition from what they call a ghost gun. Sandoval had been previously been convicted of multiple felonies and was not allowed to possess firearms or ammo.

A judge also ordered Sandoval to serve three years of probation after his release.

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