ATF

Sample Block


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Contact Us

Dallas Field Division - 2011 Releases

North Texas Men Receive Lengthy Federal Prison Sentences for Role in Insurance Fraude Case Involving Arson

November 18, 2011

DALLAS – Blaise Hancock, of Arlington, Texas, and Clint Allen, of Lewisville, Texas, were sentenced this morning by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to 79 months and 51 months in federal prison, respectively, for conspiring to fraudulently obtain insurance money by filing a claim for insurance proceeds on a house fire that Allen had deliberately set in Dallas. In addition, they were ordered to pay, jointly and severally, nearly $300,000 in restitution and Allen was ordered to forfeit nearly $250,000. Judge Fitzwater ordered that they surrender the Bureau of Prisons on January 3, 2012. Today's announcement was made today by U.S. Attorney Sarah R. Saldaña of the Northern District of Texas.More »

ATF Offers $5,000 Reward in Gun Store Theft

September 8, 2011

TULSA, Okla. — Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for a burglary and theft at Tulsa Firearms located at 5949 S. Garnett Road, Tulsa said Robert R. Champion, Special Agent in Charge for the Dallas Field Division. On Sept. 4, suspect(s) entered the business through the roof ventilation system and exited a back door. Twenty–six firearms were stolen from the gun store during the burglary.More »

North Texas Men Plead Guilty in Insurance Fraud Case Involving Arson

August 23, 2011

DALLAS – On the Friday before their Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, federal jury trial was to begin, defendants Blaise Hancock, of Arlington, Texas, and Clint Allen, of Lewisville, Texas, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Each faces a maximum statutory sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In addition, restitution could be ordered. Sentencing is set for November 18, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater.More »

ATF National Response Team Activated to Investigate Dallas Warehouse Fire

August 16, 2011

DALLAS – The National Response Team (NRT) from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) along with agents from the ATF Dallas Field Division were activated to investigate the Saturday fire scene at Leslie Pool Supply Warehouse, 4202 Dan Morton Dr., Dallas. The NRT arrived yesterday to examine the fire scene as part of the investigation into the origin and cause of the fire.More »

Blas Gutierrez Enters Guilty Plea in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

August 1, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 30-year-old Blas Gutierrez of Columbus, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

ATF Offers $3,000 Reward in Gun Store Theft

July 26, 2011

TULSA, Okla – Robert R. Champion, Special Agent in Charge for the Dallas Field Division of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), announced that ATF is offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those persons responsible for a burglary and theft that occurred sometime between the evening hours of Friday, July 8 and the early morning hours of Monday, July 11, 2011. The burglary took place at the Pryor Creek Armory, located at 4 W. Graham Avenue in Pryor, Oklahoma. The suspect(s) took approximately 47 handguns and one shotgun.More »

More Guilty Pleas Entered in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

July 22, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that six more defendants have pleaded guilty this week to federal charges in connection with the Columbus, New Mexico firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Fourth Guilty Plea Entered in New Mexico Federal Firearms Trafficking Case

July 18, 2011

United States Attorney John E. Murphy announced that 25-year-old Ricardo Gutierrez of Columbus, NM, pleaded guilty to federal charges in connection with a firearms trafficking investigation.More »

Rusk County Man Sentenced for Mail Bomb Scheme

June 28, 2011

TYLER, Texas – A 53-year-old Henderson, Texas man has been sentenced in connection with a destructive device found in a U.S. mail collection box in the Eastern District of Texas, announced United States Attorney John M. Bales.More »

Dallas Man, Associated with Local Street Gang, Sentenced to 29 Years in Federal Prison for Shooting a Federal Agent and Drug and Firearm Offenses

April 15, 2011

DALLAS — Gary Montgomery, a/k/a G–Bone, 39, who pleaded guilty in December 2010 to assaulting a federal officer, distributing crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm, was sentenced this morning by Chief U.S. District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater to a total of 29 years in federal prison. The announcement was made today by James T. Jacks, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas and Robert R. Champion, Special Agent in Charge for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.More »

Indictment Unsealed Alleging Credit Card Bust Out Scheme and Trafficking in Contraband Tobacco

April 6, 2011

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — Sanford C. Coats, United States Attorney for the Western District of Oklahoma, announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging three men in a 59 count indictment. KHAWER SAEED GHILL (aka Sajjan Gill), 40, residing at times in Midwest City, Mustang, and Edmond, Oklahoma, AHSAN ULLAH (aka Ibrahim Khan and Shawn Ullah), 41, residing at times in Mustang, Yukon, and Edmond, Oklahoma, and ASMAT ULLAH (aka Uncle), 60, a resident of Edmond, Oklahoma, have been charged in an indictment containing 59 counts that includes conspiracy, trafficking, bank fraud, and money laundering involving two primary schemes — a credit card "bust out" scheme and a separate scheme involving trafficking in untaxed cigarettes.More »

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Three Dallas-Area Men on Federal Firearms Charges

March 23, 2011

DALLAS – A federal grand jury in Dallas has charged three local men with various federal firearms offenses related to their scheme to illegally acquire firearms they intended to transfer to others, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. The three defendants, Ranferi Osorio, 27, and his brother, Otilio Osorio, 22, and Kelvin Leon Morrison, 25, have been in custody since their arrest on Feb. 28, 2011, by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), and other state and local agencies, on charges in related criminal complaints.More »

Three Dallas-Area Men Arrested on Federal Firearms Charges Related to Trafficking Firearms to a Mexican Drug Cartel

March 1, 2011

DALLAS – Three individuals have been arrested by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), assisted by other state and local law enforcement, on federal firearms charges outlined in two complaints, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks for the Northern District of Texas and Special Agent in Charge Robert R. Champion of the ATF’s Dallas Field Office.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Los Angeles Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Silva and Marianne are based in Los Angeles and will conduct security sweeps at this year's Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

University of Arizona Police Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Morrison and Michael are based at University of Arizona Police Department and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Dallas Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. DeVilliers and Nanny are based in San Antonio and will conduct security sweeps at this year's Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Dallas Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Dockens and Charlie are based in Dallas and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Reno Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Emmons and Turner are based at University of Nevada – Reno and will conduct security sweeps at this year's Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Arizona State University Police Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Dunwoody and Disney are based at Arizona State University and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

New Orleans Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Barton and Madison are based in New Orleans and will conduct security sweeps at this year's Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Lubbock Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Sgt. Chris Eppler and Mickey are based at Lubbock County Sheriff’s Department and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Pina County Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Deputy Jeff Craven and Angel are based in Pima County and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Denver Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Lambert and Ostermann are based in Denver and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Albuquerque Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. U.S Marshal Kozuszko and Hope are based in Albuquerque with the United States Marshals Service and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Austin Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Johnson and Polly are based in Austin with the United States Marshals Service and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.

More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Shreveport Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Hood and Jude are based at the Shreveport Fire Department and will conduct security sweeps at this year’s Super Bowl to locate any type of explosive, firearm or ammunition that may be in close proximity to the stadium or other venue relating to the big game.Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Front Royal Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Special Agent Neeley and K-9 Inky, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Austin Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Special Agent Rayburn and K-9 Farley, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Seattle Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Special Agent Plemmons and K-9 Virgil, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Amarillo Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Amarillo Police Officer Willis and K-9 Karlo, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Indianapolis Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Special Agent Dudley Salmon and K-9 Molly, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6. More »

ATF Explosives Detection Canines Play Major Role at Super Bowl XLV

Kansas City Handler-Canine Team Helps Arlington Prepare For Game day

January 31, 2011

DALLAS — Super Bowl brings together the best teams in football, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has brought its best K-9 teams to North Texas. Special Agent Randy O’Dell and his K-9 Roxi, one of 25 K9 teams, are here to provide security for Super Bowl XLV on Feb. 6.More »