Man Sentenced to Prison for Impersonating a Federal Officer & Illegal Gun Possession

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Rey Reeves TikTok IMG U.S. Attorneys Office District of Minnesota
Rey Reeves TikTok IMG U.S. Attorneys Office District of Minnesota

ST. PAUL, Minn. – -(AmmoLand.com)- A Dodge County man was sentenced to 72 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for impersonating a federal officer and illegally possessing firearms as a felon, announced United States, Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on August 17, 2021, the FBI received a tip that Reyel Devon Simmons, 53, was pretending to be a federal agent with the United States Department of Homeland Security. As part of his impersonation scheme, Simmons established a TikTok profile, using the false name “Rey Reeves,” and regularly held himself out as a federal agent on social media. Simmons, who had nearly 10,000 followers on TikTok, used a profile photo that showed him wearing law enforcement gear and made several posts displaying law enforcement equipment, badges, and firearms, and referring explicitly and implicitly to himself as a federal agent. At no time has Simmons ever been employed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. Similarly, Simmons has never been a sworn law enforcement officer with any federal, state, or local agency, nor has he ever had the authority to act on behalf of any federal agency or department.

According to court documents, Simmons regularly carried a backpack, which he described as his “go bag.” The bag bore the departmental emblem of the Department of Homeland Security and contained a Glock handgun, fake Department of Homeland Security badge, and other items related to Simmons’s supposed service in law enforcement and the military. Law enforcement seized from Simmons’s residence eight firearms, including handguns and rifles, some of which were discovered in a “safe room” or bunker that could be accessed only through a hidden doorway located in a storage area of the basement.

In addition, Simmons admitted to possessing unregistered silencers/suppressors, detonating cord containing the explosive pentaerythritol tetranitrate (PETN), a blasting cap, thousands of rounds of ammunition, body armor with law enforcement emblems affixed to it, and other law enforcement style badges, clothing, bags, and identification documents.

Because Simmons has a prior felony conviction in Colorado, he is prohibited under federal law, from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives at any time.

Simmons was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Eric C. Tostrud. On January 21, 2022, Simmons pleaded guilty to one count of impersonating an officer of the United States and one count of possessing firearms as a felon.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, ATF, Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, Owatonna Police Department, Kasson Police Department, and the Bloomington Police Department Bomb Squad, with assistance from Homeland Security Investigations.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alexander D. Chiquoine prosecuted the case.


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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Tank

Only difference between him & the other ponderological kakistocracy of criminals since H Bush is that he got caught for any number of reasons.

He will be used for a False Flags in the future to plea bargain his expatiate/atonement. It’s a corrupt & rigged system to anybody who’s been around long enough to see the underbelly of the ‘good ole boys’ beast system.

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JayWPB

This can’t have happened because it’s illegal, and everyone knows that if it’s illegal, it never happens. I think that’s what Chairman Joe said.
Do I get a prize if I wear my Chairman Mao suit AND my Chairman Joe mask?

TGP389

He wanted to be a bad guy, so he told people he was a fed.

Makes sense.

Pa John

Well, isn’t that special.” – Said in a sarcastic “Church Lady” voice, as per SNL from way back when they were still funny. (YouTube search for “snl isn’t that special” – https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=snl+isn%27t+that+special+ )

swmft

same thing he got arrested for in Colorado, bet he applied for law enforcement jobs and could not pass psychological exam , and look what passes. so hocus pocus of psychiatry ….how many of ex leos out there ever had a lie detector test??? with ambiguous results ??? I look back at the time I was working and wounder why they chose me …was it just connections? was it what the officers at boot camp reported ? school my file does not say,at least in the un redacted parts, and the people who signed off are all dead ;and if… Read more »

RicktheBear

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

swmft

read his record he would have been an average cop likely disciplined for excessive force un remarkable , florida has a lot of cops that have been charged with domestic abuse with restraining orders, sure other states are the same

Darkman

Sentenced to 72 months in the Federal system. Which means he has to do a minimum of 61.2 months or 85% with No parole. Not nearly enough time for a Criminal who has already shown he has No socially redeeming qualities or respect for the Law. He should be locked up in perpetuity.

swmft

he is a cop wana be so no redeeming qualities says what?