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Missoula man sentenced for firearms, probation violations

Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-19 19:48:16-05

MISSOULA – A federal fugitive involved in a high-speed chase in East Missoula in January was sentenced to 69 months in federal prison for probation and firearms violations.

In January 2018, 36-year-old William Dale Newhoff Jr. was a federal fugitive.

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In January 2018, 36-year-old William Dale Newhoff Jr. was a federal fugitive.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office located Newhoff in East Missoula on January 30th and notified the U.S. Marshal’s Service.

After a high-speed chase and extensive search, law enforcement officers arrested Newhoff in a trailer house in East Missoula.

When officers found Newhoff standing behind a door, he was holding a 9mm pistol and had ammunition in his jacket pocket. He was arrested without incident.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.