Timothy Ossana Sentenced for Possession of a firearm

Judge sentences Doniphan, Missouri man, Timothy Ossana to 45 months for felon in possession of a firearm

CAPE GIRARDEAU (STL.News) United States District Judge Matthew T. Schelp, sentenced Timothy Ossana to 45 months in prison today.  The 53-year-old Doniphan, Missouri, resident pleaded guilty, in November 2020, for felon in possession of a firearm.

On January 8, 2020, Missouri State Highway Patrol stopped a Chevrolet Blazer for an expired license registration offense in Ripley County.  During that traffic stop, a citizen brought a pistol to the officer and stated that he discovered the pistol lying near the roadway where Ossana had just driven.  It was a Jennings, .380 caliber pistol, bearing serial number 889316.  Ossana later admitted that he had been assaulted by some people and that he acquired the pistol for his protection.

This case was investigated by the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant United States Attorney Keith Sorrell handled the prosecution for the government.