Vancouver man sentenced to 92 months for felony firearm charge

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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A Vancouver man Wednesday was sentenced to 92 months in prison for being a felon in possession of firearms. Daniel Gene Hoffman, 38, pleaded guilty to the charge in U.S. District Court in Portland during the summer. The sentencing was also in Portland.

On Aug. 25, 2012, Hoffman was driving a vehicle with a stolen license plate near Portland International Airport. At the time, he had prior felony convictions — intent to deliver methamphetamine while armed with a firearm, possession of methamphetamine, possession of stolen property, attempting to elude police, and felon in possession of a firearm — that barred him from possessing firearms. Police detained him at a nearby hotel and seized five firearms, 113 rounds of ammunition and about one ounce of methamphetamine, officials said.

This case was investigated by the Port of Portland Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.