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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Minnesota

www.justice.gov/usao/mn

For Immediate Release

December 8, 2010

B. Todd Jones, United States Attorney

Contact: Jeanne F. Cooney, Director of Community Relations
(612) 664-5611
jeanne.cooney@usdoj.gov

Red Lake felon indicted for possessing two firearms

A 24-year-old felon from Red Lake was indicted today in federal court in St. Paul for
allegedly possessing a .24 caliber rifle and a nine—millimeter pistol in July of 2010. The
indictment charges Fabian Wayne English with two counts of being a felon in possession of a
firearm.

The indictment alleges that on July 21, 2010, English possessed a .24 caliber rifle, and that
on July 22, 2010, he possessed a nine-millimeter pistol. Because he is a felon, English is
prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition at any time. English’s
prior felonies include a 2006 conviction in the District of Minnesota for assault resulting in
serious bodily injury and a 2010 conviction in Becker County for fleeing a peace officer in a
motor vehicle.

If convicted, English faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison on each
count. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.

This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives, and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. It is being prosecuted by
Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Dees.

Note, this case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an initiative launched by the U.S.
Justice Department in 2001 to promote a multi-jurisdictional, comprehensive approach to
reducing gun crime in America. PSN provides resources to strengthen law enforcement and
crime prevention partnerships that are working to make our streets and communities safer.

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