A 33-year-old Fairbanks man with a lengthy history of domestic violence was sentenced Friday to 37 months in prison and three years probation for a federal firearms charge.
Kyle Steven Moody was indicted in federal court Feb. 9 on one count of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. The charge stemmed from a Dec. 6, 2018, case in which Moody was found with a gun while in the company of a woman he had previously been convicted of assaulting.
In that case, Alaska State Troopers arrested Moody after responding to a report he had beaten the woman so badly that her eyes were swollen shut. They stopped the victim’s vehicle as she was driving away from Moody’s house with Moody in the passenger seat.
Moody had a .22 caliber Ruger Mark IV pistol fitted with a homemade silencer sitting in view under his seat. The victim, who had a domestic violence protective order against Moody at the time, had facial swelling.
Moody appeared in state court April 11 for five cases. He pleaded guilty to one count of fourth-degree assault and one count of unlawful contact for a Feb. 1 incident in which Alaska State Troopers responded to a disconnected 911 call.
According to charging documents in that case, Moody was sweaty, shaking and nervous and his girlfriend had multiple bruises on her face, arms, head and back. The investigation revealed Moody pulled the woman’s hair and repeatedly beat, kicked, slapped, punched and stomped her from Jan. 26-27 while she was at his home. The woman was later treated for broken ribs.
Moody was sentenced to 30 days in jail and three years probation after pleading guilty to the Feb. 1 case. At that point he had already served the sentence, but he was held in jail until his federal firearms sentencing hearing Friday.
The charges in the other four state cases included felony third-degree assault, one count of felony third-degree weapons misconduct, three counts of misdemeanor fourth-degree assault, two counts of unlawful contact, one count of interfering with a domestic violence report and multiple counts of violating bail conditions. These charges were dismissed as part of Moody’s plea deal.
Contact staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.