On May 31st, 2023

Fresno Man Charged in Operation No Fly Zone Sentenced for Unlawful Firearm Possession The California Department of Justice assisted with this investigation

“This investigation, arrest and prosecution is an example of the law enforcement work that is conducted in our communities to protect us from senseless violence that can impact our sense of security and quality of life.  Thank you to these brave professionals who work daily to keep us safe.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona

FRESNO- On May 30, 2023, Patrick Feaster, 23, of Fresno, was sentenced to three years and five months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Feaster was one of seven Fresno residents charged federally as a result of Operation No Fly Zone, a multi-agency investigation that sought to address a rise in the number of shootings and homicides in Fresno.

According to court documents, on March 16, 2022, investigators learned that Feaster would be going to a residence in Fresno to pick up a firearm and an extended magazine. Shortly after Feaster left the residence, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on his car, but Feaster failed to yield. Feaster got out of the car with a bag and fled on foot. After a chase, officers arrested Feaster and seized the bag from him. Inside the bag, officers found a semi-automatic handgun with an extended magazine. Feaster was not allowed to possess firearms because he had previously been convicted of first-degree robbery, a felony offense.

This case was the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Fresno Police Department; the Fresno-area Multi-Agency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC); the California Department of Justice; the California Highway Patrol; the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office; the Kings County Sheriff’s Office; the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation; and the Fresno County District Attorney’s Office.

 

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