RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- A Reno man faces up to 10 years in prison after a U.S. District Court jury in Reno found him guilty of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Clifton James Jackson, 55, faces a July 10 sentencing.
The case began in December 2018 when the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office received a report of shots fired and a man holding a gun while walking toward a business, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reports. Jackson left the scene in a truck and a deputy saw him throw something from the truck that turned out to be a gun, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Jackson and a juvenile were arrested.
Deputies recovered a 7.65mm pistol stolen from Plumas County in May 2018 and a box of ammunition.
Authorities say people can report a tip on a stolen gun at 1-888-283-3473.