Moses Lake Man, Timothy Richard Ray Riggins Indicted for Unlawful Possession of Firearm and Improvised Destructive Device
Spokane (STL.News) Joseph H. Harrington, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced the Indictment of Timothy Richard Ray Riggins, age 32, of Moses Lake, Washington, in connection with possession of an unregistered firearm/destructive device, in violation of 26 U.S.C. §§ 5845(a)(8), (f), and 5861(d). If proved, the offense carries a potential penalty of up to ten years in prison, a $10,000 fine, and up to three years supervised release.
According to state court records, in the early morning hours on or about November 3, 2019, Moses Lake Police Department (“MLPD”) received a 911call from a reporting party that Riggins had just assaulted her, stolen her vehicle, and was in possession of a “bomb.” The reporting party advised the explosive device was in a fanny pack and she was concerned for the safety of a mutual friend. MLPD was familiar with Riggins, a documented Norteno criminal street gang member, and knew he had an active felony warrant for his arrest from Washington State Department of Corrections. The reporting party’s vehicle was located, and Riggins was tracked to a nearby residence.