Anchorage Felon Indicted by Federal Grand Jury

A Federal Grand Jury handed down a one-count indictment against 26-year-old Eric Ramirez Nebreja on Wednesday charging him with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Karen Loeffler.

The indictment stems from an incident that occurred on the morning of October 9th of this year, where it was shown that Nebreja possessed a Glock 40 caliber pistol during an incident in Mountain View.

The incident began when Nebreja pulled into the Shell Gas Station in Mountain View, then as he was leaving, bumped the station manager’s vehicle. A police patrol car just then pulled into the station because the officer recognized the vehicle from an earlier incident, and blocked Nebreja’s exit, at which time, Nebreja exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

Nebreja was wanted at that time for weapons misconduct, assault and escape for an incident that occurred approximately a week earlier.

As he fled, officers gave chase and tasered Nebreja, but Nebreja overcame the effects of the taser, pulled the Glock on the two officers, then ran and positioned the gun to his head threatening to commit suicide. He fled into a multi-family residence on North Flower Street and barricaded himself in.

Nebreja remained in the dwelling for several hours until officers fired tear gas into the building, prompting Nebreja to give himself up.

In addition to the federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm, Nebreja faces previous state charges of weapons misconduct, assault and escape, as well as current state charges of Assault III x2, Misconduct Involving Weapons III, Tampering with Physical Evidence, MICS IV, Criminal Mischief, and DWLR.

See also  The world according to a dog’s nose

The federal charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

Nebreja is currently in custody with his bail set at $100,000.