McGregor man receives 10-year prison sentence after possession and sale of stolen firearms

A U.S. district court judge sentenced a man from McGregor to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Court documents state that 32-year-old Vaundell Duwayne Kingbird sold a 9mm carbine rifle and a 12-gauge shotgun to a person working with law enforcement for $550. Both firearms had their serial numbers “obliterated.”

The firearms were reported stolen from a home near where Kingbird lived on May 29, 2020. Kingbird made the sale on July 15, 2020, according to the news release.

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

Investigators from several agencies, including the ATF, Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department, the Atkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Lakes Area Drug Investigations Division contributed to the case.