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Man Convicted for Felon in Possession of Firearms

June 18, 2018

(Anchorage, AK) – Anchorage District Attorney Rick Allen announced today that a jury found 37 year old David William Futrel guilty of two counts of Misconduct Involving Weapons in the Third Degree, three counts of Misconduct Involving Controlled Substances in the Fourth Degree, and one count of Driving While License Revoked.

Mr Futrel was tried before Superior Court Judge Yvonne Lamoureux in Anchorage.

The evidence presented at trial established that Mr Futrel, a twice-convicted felon, was wanted for violating his felony probation for a 2015 Vehicle Theft in the First Degree. The Anchorage Police Department’s Investigative Support Unit located Mr Futrel after several months of investigation. Officers arrested Mr Futrel after he fled on foot from a traffic stop at the Whisper Faith Kovach Park on March 7, 2018. Inside Mr Futrel’s vehicle were a Ruger .45 caliber pistol, a Browning Arms .380 caliber pistol, methamphetamine, Suboxone, and heroin.

Judge Lamoureaux scheduled sentencing for November 15, 2018. The law provides for a total sentence of up to 13 years in prison, a fine of $175,000, or both. Under the sentencing law, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offenses and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Officers Ian Lewis, Nicholas Saldana, Charles Robertson, and others with the Anchorage Police Department’s Investigative Support Unit, conducted the investigation that led to the successful prosecution of David William Futrel.

CONTACT: Assistant District Attorney Daniel Shorey at (907) 269-6300 or More information about the Anchorage District Attorney’s Office is available at

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