ATF

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

District of Kansas

www.justice.gov/usao/ks

For Immediate Release

September 6, 2012

Barry Grissom, United States Attorney

Contact: Jim Cross
(316)269-6481

Indictments

Tracy Eberhart, 41, Leon, Kan., and Jeffrey Eberhart, 50, Leon, Kan., are charged with firearms and explosives violations.

Tracy Eberhart is charged with one count of aiding a convicted felon to possess firearms and ammunition and one count of disposition of firearms and ammunition to a convicted felon. Jeffrey Eberhart is charged with one count of unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition after a felony conviction, one count of dealing in firearms without a license and one count of dealing in explosives without a license.

The Eberharts initially were charged last month in a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Wichita. The indictment adds a charge of dealing in explosives without a license against Jeffrey Eberhart.

The ATF investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Treaster is prosecuting.

Shane McMahan, 31, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction and one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun. The crimes are alleged to have occurred July 2, 2012, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The ATF investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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