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Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

BOSTON, Ms. (STL.News) –  A Worcester man was charged yesterday in federal court in Worcester with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Leroy Byron, 34, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Byron has been in federal custody since he was charged by complaint in November 2018. … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Worcester Man, Leroy Byron Charged With Federal Firearm Offense

Maryland News: Baltimore County Felon, Christopher Dean Taggart Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, and an Improvised Explosive Device

Law Enforcement Seized 13 Firearms, Over 3,800 Rounds of Various Caliber Ammunition, An Improvised Explosive Device, Body Armor, and Armored Plates, as well as Numerous Controlled Substances from the Defendant’s Residence Baltimore, Maryland (STL.News) – U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III sentenced Christopher Dean Taggart, age 52, of Hampstead, Maryland, today to 57 months … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore County Felon, Christopher Dean Taggart Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms, Ammunition, and an Improvised Explosive Device

Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – An Allegheny County felon has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment named Michael William Horvwalt, 32, formerly of Homestead, PA, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on or … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Homestead Felon, Michael William Horvwalt Charged with Illegally Possessing a Gun and Ammunition

Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging a resident of Pittsburgh, PA, with a violation of federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment, returned on March 12, named James Robert Snyder, 27, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, on February 15, 2019, … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Pittsburgh Felon, James Robert Snyder Indicted for Illegally Possessing a Semi-Automatic Rifle

Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

Baltimore, Maryland – Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Shawn Thomas, a/k/a Bucky, age 38, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 35 years in federal prison for participating in a racketeering conspiracy, as a leader in the Black Guerilla Family (BGF) gang. The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of … Continue reading Maryland News: Baltimore, Shawn Thomas, Leader In The Black Guerilla Family Gang Sentenced To 35 Years In Federal Prison For Racketeering Conspiracy, Including Authorizing Murder

Connecticut News: New London Felon, QUADELL DANIELS, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that QUADELL DANIELS, 32, of New London, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made in court, … Continue reading Connecticut News: New London Felon, QUADELL DANIELS, Admits to Trafficking Guns from Georgia to Connecticut

Virginia News: NEWPORT NEWS, Jury Convicts Two Men of Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – A federal jury convicted two men late yesterday on charges of conspiracy to distribute heroin, crack cocaine, and fentanyl, and possession with intent to distribute heroin. “Armed drug traffickers pose serious threats to the safety of our communities,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The … Continue reading Virginia News: NEWPORT NEWS, Jury Convicts Two Men of Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

South Carolina News: Serial Robber, Ron Luclaire Houser Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Seven Robberies in North and South Carolina

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Ron Luclaire Houser, 42, of Mathews, North Carolina, pleaded guilty in federal court to seven counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of brandishing a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence. Evidence presented to the court showed that Houser … Continue reading South Carolina News: Serial Robber, Ron Luclaire Houser Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to Seven Robberies in North and South Carolina

Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Brian Thomas Reynolds, Convicted Felon Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Local Newspaper

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A previously convicted felon was arrested last night on charges related to defrauding investors of a local newspaper, unlawful possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon, and making false statements to the FBI. According to allegations in the indictments, Brian Thomas Reynolds, 52, of Leesburg, defrauded both investors and lenders to … Continue reading Virginia News: ALEXANDRIA, Brian Thomas Reynolds, Convicted Felon Arrested for Fraud Scheme Involving Local Newspaper

North Carolina News: NEW BERN, KEVIN PAUL WOOD Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

NEW BERN, N.C. – The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announced that United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan sentenced KEVIN PAUL WOOD, 19, of Raleigh to 57 months imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release. WOOD was named in an Indictment filed on July … Continue reading North Carolina News: NEW BERN, KEVIN PAUL WOOD Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

West Virginia News: New Jersey Man, Eric Moore Bellamy Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A New Jersey man who was caught selling drugs near a school in West Huntington last September last year pled guilty today to a federal drug and gun charges, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Eric Moore Bellamy, 51, entered guilty pleas to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and heroin … Continue reading West Virginia News: New Jersey Man, Eric Moore Bellamy Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug and Gun Charges

Connecticut News: Bloomfield Man, ISIAH SHIPMAN Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Loaded Handgun in Hartford

Connecticut– John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ISIAH SHIPMAN, 29, of Bloomfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 20 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a loaded handgun. According to court documents and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bloomfield Man, ISIAH SHIPMAN Sentenced to Federal Prison for Possessing Loaded Handgun in Hartford

Maryland News: Greenbelt, James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr. Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison After Being Convicted After Trial For Committing Three Armed Robberies In Less Than One Hour

Attempted to Intimidate a Witness During the Trial and Threatened a Deputy U.S. Marshal Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paula Xinis sentenced James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr., age 32, of Oxon Hill, Maryland, to 25 years in federal prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for three counts of commercial armed robbery, three counts … Continue reading Maryland News: Greenbelt, James Lorenzo Thomas, Jr. Sentenced To 25 Years In Federal Prison After Being Convicted After Trial For Committing Three Armed Robberies In Less Than One Hour

Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Felon, Eric Antoin Johnson Charged with Unlawful Possession of Pistol and Ammunition

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of federal firearms violations, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. The one-count Indictment returned on February 26, named Eric Antoin Johnson, 22, as the sole defendant. According to the Indictment, from on … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: McKeesport Felon, Eric Antoin Johnson Charged with Unlawful Possession of Pistol and Ammunition

Connecticut News: Enfield Man, TYRUS PRUDE Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that TYRUS PRUDE, 29, of Enfield, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon. According to court documents and … Continue reading Connecticut News: Enfield Man, TYRUS PRUDE Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TIMOTHY STATON Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TIMOTHY STATON, 23, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 13, 2018, Staton fled … Continue reading Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TIMOTHY STATON Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

South Carolina News: Columbia, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Columbia, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that the application period for Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) grants has opened. Project CeaseFire is South Carolina’s implementation of PSN, a nationwide initiative that awards grants to state agencies, local units of government, and non-profit agencies to fund innovative projects designed to reduce … Continue reading South Carolina News: Columbia, Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

Massachusetts News: Methuen Man, Michael O’Neil Indicted for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

BOSTON, Ms. – A Methuen man was charged in federal court in Boston with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Michael O’Neil, 37, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. O’Neil was arrested on Dec. 1, 2018, in Andover, when police seized a loaded .380 … Continue reading Massachusetts News: Methuen Man, Michael O’Neil Indicted for Possession of a Firearm and Ammunition

North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Octavius DeJuan Phillips, Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative Leads To 10-Year Sentence For Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Octavius DeJuan Phillips, 30, of Gastonia, N.C., was sentenced to 121 months in prison and three years of supervised release on armed robbery charges, announced Andrew Murray, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina. U.S. District Judge Max O. Cogburn, Jr. presided over the sentencing. According to filed documents and … Continue reading North Carolina News: CHARLOTTE, Octavius DeJuan Phillips, Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative Leads To 10-Year Sentence For Man Convicted Of Armed Robbery

Maryland News: North Carolina Man, Orneth South Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robberies of Armored Vehicles in Maryland and North Carolina

New York Man Previously Pleaded Guilty to the Maryland Robbery Baltimore, Maryland – Orneth South, age 49, of Charlotte, North Carolina, pleaded guilty late on February 6, 2019, to robberies of two armored vehicles – one in Maryland on January 22, 2018, and one in North Carolina on February 9, 2015. South has a 2007 … Continue reading Maryland News: North Carolina Man, Orneth South Pleads Guilty to the Armed Robberies of Armored Vehicles in Maryland and North Carolina

Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Jessica James Sentenced to Serve 180 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

James has prior felony drug trafficking convictions in Hamblen County GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – On February 6, 2019, Jessica James, 30, of Morristown, Tennessee, was sentenced by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, Senior U.S. District Court Judge, to serve 15 years in federal prison. James pleaded guilty in October 2018 to conspiring with Trinity Scott Johnson, … Continue reading Tennessee News: GREENEVILLE, Jessica James Sentenced to Serve 180 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine

Idaho News: BOISE, Juan Diego Garnica, Drug and Sawed Off Shotgun Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months

BOISE, Idaho – Juan Diego Garnica, 32, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced last Thursday in U.S. District Court to 78 months in prison, followed by five years’ supervised release, for distributing methamphetamine and possessing an unregistered firearm, U.S. Attorney Bart M. Davis announced. Garnica was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge B. Lynn Winmill. According to … Continue reading Idaho News: BOISE, Juan Diego Garnica, Drug and Sawed Off Shotgun Dealer Sentenced to 78 Months

New York News: Brooklyn-Based Bloods Gang Member, Dylan Cruz Indicted for Racketeering, Murder and Armed Robbery

Defendant Allegedly Ambushed and Killed a Long Island Man Mistakenly Suspected of Betrayal New York – A nine-count indictment was unsealed today in federal court in Central Islip charging Dylan Cruz, also known as “L Banga,” an alleged member of the Red Lane Gorillas set of the Bloods street gang, with racketeering, conspiring to murder … Continue reading New York News: Brooklyn-Based Bloods Gang Member, Dylan Cruz Indicted for Racketeering, Murder and Armed Robbery

Arkansas News: Fayetteville Man, Richard Dale Ingram Jr. Sentenced To Over 9 Years In Federal Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Richard Dale Ingram Jr., age 31, of Fayetteville, was sentenced yesterday to 110 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $3,900.00 fine on one count of Felon in … Continue reading Arkansas News: Fayetteville Man, Richard Dale Ingram Jr. Sentenced To Over 9 Years In Federal Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

South Carolina News: Belton Felon, Marty Lee Vaughn Sentenced to Over 4 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Marty Lee Vaughn, age 37, of Belton, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. United States District Court Judge Bruce H. Hendricks of Greenville accepted Vaughn’s guilty plea and imposed a sentence … Continue reading South Carolina News: Belton Felon, Marty Lee Vaughn Sentenced to Over 4 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

South Carolina News: Florence, Ten Members of “24/7 Boyz” Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges

Leaders Face 10 Years to Life in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin, Fentanyl, and Crack Cocaine Florence, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that 10 of 12 defendants who were indicted for their roles in a Myrtle Beach-area retail drug distribution organization have pled guilty to federal firearms and narcotics … Continue reading South Carolina News: Florence, Ten Members of “24/7 Boyz” Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Conspiracy Charges

South Carolina News: Piedmont Felon, Alfred Wayne Cash, Jr. Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

Greenville, South Carolina – United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that Alfred Wayne Cash, Jr., age 57, of Piedmont, South Carolina, was sentenced in federal court for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. United States District Court Judge Bruce H. Hendricks of Greenville accepted Cash’s guilty plea and imposed a sentence … Continue reading South Carolina News: Piedmont Felon, Alfred Wayne Cash, Jr. Sentenced to Over 8 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – As 2018 has drawn to a close, Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, reviews the district’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) cases. Project Safe Neighborhoods is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at … Continue reading FLORIDA News: TALLAHASSEE, Year in Review: 2018 Project Safe Neighborhoods Prosecutions

Iowa News: Davenport Man, Corey Alan Taylor Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 18, 2018, Corey Alan Taylor, age 30, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Court Chief Judge John A. Jarvey to 210 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for methamphetamine and firearms charges announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Taylor was arrested after … Continue reading Iowa News: Davenport Man, Corey Alan Taylor Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Methamphetamine and Firearms Offenses

Iowa News: Davenport Man, Nathaniel Charles Rockwood Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Federal Firearms Offense

DAVENPORT, Iowa – On December 26, 2018, Nathaniel Charles Rockwood, age 42, of Davenport, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Rebecca Goodgame Ebinger to 210 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for unlawful possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Law enforcement made contact … Continue reading Iowa News: Davenport Man, Nathaniel Charles Rockwood Sentenced to 210 Months in Prison for Federal Firearms Offense