Redmond felon gets nearly 7 years for gun possession

Was arrested with rifle in 2014

EUGENE, Ore. - A federal judge sentenced a Redmond man Wednesday to nearly seven years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Under the terms imposed at sentencing by U.S. District Judge Ann Aiken, Braxton Michael Monson, Jr., 31, received an 80-month prison term and will be on supervised release for three years after being released from prison, prosecutors said.

According to court documents, on Jan. 6, 2014, Monson was arrested in Redmond while in possession of an AR-15-style rifle, along with ammunition, drugs, scales and cash.

The U,S, Attorney's Office said officers determined Monson had previous felony convictions for multiple assaults and unlawful delivery of methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Redmond Police Department, and was prosecuted by Nathan J. Lichvarcik, assistant U,S, attorney for the District of Oregon, with the assistance of Deschutes County Deputy District Attorney Kari Hathorn.

Monson made news in March 2013, when Bend police said he fled a traffic stop and led officers on a high-speed chase in northeast Bend, ditched his car and tried to run from police, but was found by a K-9 team while hiding in a home's backyard.

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