McGregor felon sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of stolen firearms

Vaundell Duwayne Kingbird, 32, was sentenced to 120 months in prison.

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ST. PAUL — A McGregor man was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegally possessing stolen firearms, the U.S. District Attorney’s Office reported. .

Acting U.S. Attorney Charles J. Kovats made the announcement Thursday, March 24, after Senior U.S. District Judge Paul A. Magnuson sentenced 32-year-old Vaundell Duwayne Kingbird.

According to court documents, on July 15, 2020, Kingbird sold a Hi-Point, Model 995, 9mm carbine rifle and a New England Firearm Company, Model SB1, 12-gauge shotgun, both with obliterated serial numbers, to an individual for $550. At the time of the sale, Kingbird was unaware the individual who purchased the firearms was working with law enforcement. Both firearms were reported stolen on May 29, 2020, from a residence near Kingbird’s home. Kingbird admitted to knowing the firearms were stolen.

On Sept. 16, 2021, Kingbird pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department, the Aitkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Lakes Area Drug Investigations Division.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Y. Aanstad and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Caleb Dogeagle prosecuted the case.

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