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Albert Williams Sentenced for Possessing Firearm
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Albert Williams Sentenced for Possessing Firearm

La Crosse Felon, Albert Williams Sentenced to 5 Years for Possessing Firearm & Ammunition MADISON, WI (STL.News) Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Albert Williams, 38, La Crosse, Wisconsin, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 5 years in federal prison for possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon.  This prison term will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. Officers with the La Crosse Police Department arrested Williams following a traffic stop on September 11, 2019.  During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded 9mm handgun as well as a bag of 9mm ammunition.  Although Williams and the two other passengers denied knowing the handgun was inside the vehicle, Williams’ DNA was l...
Highmore: Elissa May Schultz Indicted on Firearm Charges
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Highmore: Elissa May Schultz Indicted on Firearm Charges

Highmore Woman, Elissa May Schultz Indicted on Firearm Charges (STL.News) United States Attorney Ron Parsons announced that a Highmore, South Dakota, woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Sale or Transfer of Firearms to a Prohibited Person, and False Statements During Purchase of a Firearm. Elissa May Schultz, age 40, was indicted on October 14, 2020.  She appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 21, 2021, and pled not guilty to the Indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and $100 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.  Restitution may also be ordered. The Indictment alleges that on August 27, 2020,...
Gulf Coast: Cameron Malik Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offense
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Gulf Coast: Cameron Malik Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offense

Gulf Coast Man, Cameron Malik Dajon Payton Pleads Guilty to Firearms Offense Gulfport, MI (STL.News) Cameron Malik Dajon Payton, 19, of Harrison County, Mississippi, pled guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola to being an unlawful user of a controlled substance in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Michelle Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi. On September 2, 2020, law enforcement officers with the Biloxi Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Payton.  As a result of the stop, officers located two loaded handguns, one of which was stolen, beneath the passenger seat.  One of the firearms was a Glock 42 .380 caliber pistol.  Additionally, officers found a...
John Michael Witzel pleaded guilty For Multiple Crimes
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John Michael Witzel pleaded guilty For Multiple Crimes

Illegal possession of firearm, home-made grenades sends Billings felon, Foster John Michael Witzel to prison BILLINGS (STL.News) A Billing man who admitted making grenades to blowup mailboxes and possessing a rifle after a felony conviction was sentenced today to five years and 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Foster John Michael Witzel, 31, pleaded guilty on Sept. 1, 2020 to prohibited person in possession of a firearm and to possession of a destructive device. U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided. The prosecution said in court documents that on Feb. 2, 2020, Witzel was peering into a Billings residence before a homeowner scared him off.  Billings Police officers found Witzel nearby and in possession of i...
Queens: Joseph Miner Pleads Guilty to possessing a firearm
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Queens: Joseph Miner Pleads Guilty to possessing a firearm

Queens Man, Joseph Miner Pleads Guilty to Purchasing Illegally Defaced Firearm (STL.News) Earlier today, in federal court in Brooklyn, Joseph Miner pleaded guilty via videoconference before United States District Judge William F. Kuntz, II, to possessing a firearm with obliterated serial numbers.  When sentenced, Miner faces a maximum of five years’ imprisonment. Seth D. DuCharme, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, announced the guilty plea. “With today’s guilty plea, Miner has been held accountable and faces a prison sentence for possessing an illegal firearm with obliterated serial numbers that he purchased from an undercover agent,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme.  “This Office, together with our federal and local partners, is worki...
Matthew L. Richardson Sentenced For Possessing Firearms
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Matthew L. Richardson Sentenced For Possessing Firearms

Alton Man, Matthew L. Richardson Sentenced To 7 Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms (STL.News) Matthew L. Richardson, 32, of Alton, Illinois, has been sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for two counts of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Richardson pleaded guilty to the charges in August 2020.  His prison sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. In November 2019, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) received information that Richardson was selling methamphetamine and firearms.  On Nov. 8, 2019, a confidential informant purchased a shotgun and methamphetamine from Richardson.  The transaction was captured on camera, and Richardson could be seen on the video sawing and filing the barrel of the ...
Martinsburg: Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge
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Martinsburg: Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge

Martinsburg man, Darian Leizear indicted on firearms charge MARTINSBURG, W.V (STL.News) Darian Leizear, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was indicted on a firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced. Leizear, 23, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Leizear, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, is accused of having a .380 caliber pistol in September 2020 in Berkeley County. Leizear is facing up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000.  Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eleanor F. Hurney is prosecuting the case on behalf of the g...
Charlie Manuel Castillo Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm
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Charlie Manuel Castillo Sentenced for Possessing a Firearm

Illegal Alien, Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg from the Dominican Republic Sentenced Today for Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm Related to a Shooting at the Executive Nightclub St. Thomas, USVI (STL.News) Gretchen C.F. Shappert, United States Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands, announced today that Charlie Manuel Castillo Borg, 27, a citizen of the Dominican Republic with no legal status in the United States, was sentenced to time served in custody.  He has been detained under custody by local and federal authorities since December 31, 2019.  The defendant was also ordered to forfeit the firearm he unlawfully possessed. According to court documents, on December 22, 2019, a shooting occurred at the Executive Night Club, Bar and Restaurant located at Contant #38, St. Thomas. V.I...
Carroll County: Danny Joe Ivy Indicted for Selling Firearm
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Carroll County: Danny Joe Ivy Indicted for Selling Firearm

Carroll County Man, Danny Joe Ivy Indicted for Selling Firearm to Convicted Felon Jason Autry Jackson, TN (STL.News) Danny Joe Ivy, 55, of Buena Vista, Tennessee, has been indicted for selling a firearm to a convicted felon and making false statements to a federal law enforcement agent. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the filing of the indictment today. According to allegations contained in the January 14, 2021 two-count indictment, Ivy is charged with selling a firearm to convicted felon, Jason Autry, and also for knowingly making materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements to an ATF Special Agent during the criminal investigation. During the same grand jury session, Jason Autry's previous indictment returned on December 10, 2020 for being a convicted felon...
Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced for Firearm Possession
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Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced for Firearm Possession

Gang Member, Lukes Lorenzo Herrera Sentenced to 2 Years in Federal Prison for Firearm Possession Prosser, Washington Man Sentenced in Federal Court Spokane (STL.News) William D. Hyslop, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington, announced that Lukes Lorenzo Herrera, age 23, of Prosser, Washington, was sentenced today after having pleaded guilty on November 4, 2020, to Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  United States District Judge Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Herrera to a 2-year term of imprisonment, to be followed by a 3-year term of court supervision after he is released from federal prison. According to information disclosed during court proceedings, on April 10, 2020, patrol deputies from the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office responded to a two-vehicle collisio...
Carroll: Buomkuoth Lol Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm
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Carroll: Buomkuoth Lol Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm

Carroll Man, Buomkuoth Lol Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon Lol was convicted of attempted burglary in 2019. (STL.News) A Carroll, Iowa man who possessed a gun after a previous attempted burglary conviction in 2019, was sentenced January 19, 2021, to more than 2 years in federal prison. Buomkuoth Lol, age 19, from Carroll, Iowa, received the prison term after an August 24, 2020, guilty plea to possession of a firearm by a felon. At the guilty plea, Lol admitted on May 8, 2020 he possessed a gun and .40 caliber ammunition.  Lol admitted to knowing he was prohibited from possessing guns after being convicted of attempted burglary in Buena Vista County on November 5, 2019. Lol was sentenced in Sioux City by United States District Court Chief Judge ...
Cameron M. King sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm
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Cameron M. King sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm

Serious violent felon, Cameron M. King sentenced to 90 months in federal prison Defendant has a history of illegal firearm and drug possession Evansville (STL.News) Acting United States Attorney John Childress announced today that Cameron M. King, 25, of Evansville, Indiana was sentenced to 90 months imprisonment by U.S. District Court Judge Richard L. Young. King had pleaded guilty on October 14th, 2020 to a possession of a firearm by a felon and was later found guilty of possession with the intent to distribute cocaine and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense, after a two day jury trial on October 20th, 2020. “Drug dealing is disruptive to the well-being of the citizens of Evansville and fuels much of the violence that occurs in this community,”...
Flemingsburg: Wesley A. Miles Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm
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Flemingsburg: Wesley A. Miles Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm

Flemingsburg Man, Wesley A. Miles Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) A Flemingsburg, Ky., man, Wesley A. Miles, 28, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, before Chief U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves, to illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to his plea agreement, on June 1, 2018, Miles was involved in an altercation at a restaurant in Paris, Ky. Miles admitted that, during the altercation, he exited the restaurant and retrieved a firearm from his vehicle.  Prior to leaving the scene, Miles fired a single shot in the air., Miles then fled the scene and disposed of the firearm by throwing it out of his vehicle’s window.  Miles admitted that, at the time, he had been convicted of a crime and was prohibited from possessing a f...
Denver: Alexander Uhey-Medina Sentenced For Possession Of Firearm
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Denver: Alexander Uhey-Medina Sentenced For Possession Of Firearm

Denver Man, Alexander Uhey-Medina Sentenced To Five Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Firearm While Drug Trafficking (STL.News) United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn announced that Alexander Uhey-Medina, 32, of Denver, Colorado, was sentenced to five years (60 months) in federal prison for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The sentence will be followed by three years of supervised release. According to facts contained in the plea agreement, on May 26, 2020, Denver police officers were attempting to locate Uhey-Medina for outstanding warrants.  They located Uhey-Medina and followed him to a motel in Aurora, where he was taken into custody.  Uhey-Medina stated that he had a weapon inside of the backpack he was carrying.  An officer searched the b...
Lexington: Terrico W. Williams Sentenced for possession a Firearm
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Lexington: Terrico W. Williams Sentenced for possession a Firearm

Lexington Man, Terrico W. Williams Sentenced to 100 Months for Illegally Possessing a Firearm LEXINGTON, KY (STL.News) A Lexington man, Terrico W. Williams, 29, was sentenced on Monday, by Chief U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves, to 100 months in federal prison, after previously being convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to testimony at trial, on September 11, 2019, officers with the Lexington Police arrested Williams, on an outstanding warrant.  Williams was searched and found to have a loaded, .22 caliber handgun concealed inside his pants.  Williams has a previous felony conviction from the Fayette Circuit Court, from 2016, for Manslaughter Second Degree. Williams was convicted in August 2020. In addition to the prison time, Williams will also...
Gary: Varnell Dixon Sentenced for Possessing Firearm
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Gary: Varnell Dixon Sentenced for Possessing Firearm

Gary Man, Varnell Dixon Sentenced to 60 Months Imprisonment for Possessing Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime HAMMOND (STL.News) Varnell Dixon, 24, of Gary, Indiana, was sentenced by Judge James T. Moody to 60 months imprisonment following his guilty plea to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Bell. According to documents in the case, on December 28, 2019, Dixon was driving a rented vehicle speeding eastbound on Interstate 80/94.  At the time, he possessed a fully loaded Glock nine millimeter firearm, four bags of marijuana, some of which he intended to distribute, and $323.00 in small bills.  Upon being pursued by the Indiana State Police, Dixon attempted to elude the police at a high rate of speed and ultimatel...
Missoula: Roosevelt Kenneth Sentenced for illegal possession of firearm
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Missoula: Roosevelt Kenneth Sentenced for illegal possession of firearm

Missoula man, Roosevelt Kenneth Thompson sentenced to prison for illegal possession of firearm MISSOULA (STL.News) A Missoula man who admitted illegally possessing a gun after having been convicted of a felony was sentenced today to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Leif Johnson said. Roosevelt Kenneth Thompson, 35, pleaded guilty on Sept. 11, 2020 to prohibited person in possession of a firearm. U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy presided. The prosecution said in court documents that a Missoula Police Department officer stopped a vehicle in which Thompson was riding on Feb. 4, 2020.  The officer learned from dispatch that Thompson was on parole.  The driver informed the officer that Thompson had a gun on his person.  Thompson had p...
Gainesville: Robert Robinson Sentenced For Firearm Possession
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Gainesville: Robert Robinson Sentenced For Firearm Possession

Convicted Felon, Robert Robinson Sentenced To Eight Years In Federal Prison For Firearm Possession GAINESVILLE, FL (STL.News) Robert Robinson Sr., of Gainesville, Florida, was sentenced on January 5, 2021, to eight years in federal prison after entering a plea of guilty to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. At the time of his guilty plea on September 8, Robinson already had multiple prior felony convictions, including felony battery, possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a firearm with serial number removed, and possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.  Lawrence Keefe, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, announced the sentence. “The criminal use of firearms is one of the greatest threats to the safety and well-being of the ...