Omaha woman found guilty of firearm-related charge
OMAHA, Neb. -- A woman from Omaha was found guilty in court for a firearm-related charge.
U.S. Attorney Steven Russell said 40-year-old Kristen M. Patterson, of Omaha, was found guilty on Friday in federal court. She was convicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and will have her sentencing on May 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Patterson could receive up to 10 years in prison on the firearm charge. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court documents, Omaha Police officers saw a black GMC Sierra with an attached trailer at the Extra Space Storage facility on April 7, 2021, around 2:00 a.m. The GMC was not running and the lights were off. Officers found out the trailer was reported stolen on Feb. 27, 2021.
Officials said the driver did not respond to the commands on the PA system. Patterson was the the driver and was taken into custody. The trailer and GMC were towed and officers found a Bersa Thunder 380 CC firearm in a storage pocket on the driver side center console.
Authorities said Patterson wasn't allowed to possess a firearm due to prior felony convictions for: unlawful possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, theft by receiving stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a firearm or money during a drug trafficking offense.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Omaha Police Department.