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St. Louis Man Indicted for Illegal Firearm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a St. Louis, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing a firearm.

Charles Allen Roark, 36, of St. Louis, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

Today’s indictment alleges that Roark was in possession of a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber pistol on July 18, 2015.

Columbia Man Indicted for Drug Trafficking, Firearm Found in Bed with Infant

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Columbia, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm. At the time of his arrest, law enforcement officers discovered illegal drugs and several firearms at this residence, including a firearm hidden under a pillow on a bed where an infant lay.

Independence Man Pleads Guilty to Drug-Trafficking Conspiracy Resulting in Two Deaths, Face 27 Years in Prison

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that an Independence, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court today to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that resulted in the shooting deaths of three persons during a home invasion in Independence and the shooting of a 12-year-old boy in the home.

Pittsburg, Kan., Man Sentenced to 11+ Years on Federal Firearms, Drug Charges

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WICHITA, KAN. – A Pittsburg, Kan., man was sentenced Thursday to 136 months in federal prison on federal firearms and drug charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

James D. Russian, 57, Pittsburg, Kan., was convicted June 17 on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition after a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

Eldon Woman Indicted For Illegal Firearms

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that an Eldon, Mo., woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for illegally possessing firearms.

Talissa Dawn Dummermuth, 41, of Eldon, was charged with being a felon in possession of firearms in an indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo., on Aug. 19, 2015. That indictment was unsealed and made public today upon Dummermuth’s arrest and initial court appearance. She remains in federal custody pending a detention hearing.

Ely Man Pleads Guilty to Being an Eight-Time Felon and Unlawful Drug User in Possession of a Firearm

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A man who unlawfully possessed a shotgun pled guilty today in federal court in Cedar Rapids.  Matthew Robbins, age 42, from Ely, Iowa, was convicted of one count of being a felon and unlawful drug user in possession of a firearm. 

In a plea agreement, Robbins admitted that in 2014 he was an unlawful user of controlled substances, including methamphetamine, and had been convicted of eight felony offenses, namely:

Jury Convicts KC Man of Illegal Firearms

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today of illegally possessing firearms.

Thomas L. Lynch, 50, of Kansas City, was found guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms.

Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Lynch was in possession of a Desert Eagle .380-caliber pistol that had been reported as stolen, a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver and a Lorcin .22-caliber pistol on May 11, 2015.

Man Who Pushed Woman Out of Car Pleads Guilty to Carjacking, Firearm Charge

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KANSAS CITY, KAN. - A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges he pointed a gun at a woman and pushed her out a driver’s side door before stealing her car, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

John Michael Devosha, 25, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of carjacking and one count of using a firearm in furtherance of carjacking.

Prison Escapee Who Was Arrested in Kansas Sentenced on Firearm Charge

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WICHITA KAN. – An escapee from an Oklahoma prison who was arrested with a gun in Kansas was sentenced Thursday to 53 months in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. The sentence will be served consecutively to his prison term in Oklahoma.

Lance D. Colbert, 40, who was an inmate at the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Okla., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

Two Columbia Men Indicted for Illegal Firearms

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Columbia, Mo., men were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, for illegally possessing firearms.

USA v. Simmons

Terry Allen Simmons, also known as Terry Roger Walker or Marcus Walton, 27, of Columbia, Mo., was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

Wichita Man Who Tried to Run from Police Gets 5+ Years in Federal Prison

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WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for a firearm violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Aaron M. Belcher, 33, Wichita, Kan., already is serving time in state prison for a 2013 case in which he shot at police who were chasing him from the scene of a burglary. He will serve the federal consecutively to the sentence in the state case.

Delaware County Man Sentenced For Methamphetamine and Firearms Charges

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A man who imported pseudoephedrine from Canada to manufacture methamphetamine was sentenced on August 3, 2015, to more than 12 years in federal prison.

Roger Hettinger, age 42, from Manchester, Iowa, received the prison term after a May 19, 2015, guilty plea to importation of pseudoephedrine, possession of illegal silencers and possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

Two Springfield Men Plead Guilty to Stealing Guns from Pawn Shop

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that two Springfield, Mo., men have pleaded guilty in federal court to stealing 23 firearms during a burglary at an Ozark, Mo., pawn shop.

Matthew James Oakley, 24, of Springfield, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to aiding and abetting in the theft of firearms from a licensed firearm dealer. Co-defendant Corey Lee Downard, 33, of Springfield, pleaded guilty to the same charge on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.

Florida Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Over $4 Million of Contraband Cigarettes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that a Florida man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a multi-million dollar, multi-state conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City, Mo., area to the state of New York, where they were sold primarily on Indian reservations.

Jury Finds Ellis County Man Guilty on Federal Drug, Gun Charges

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WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury Thursday found an Ellis County man guilty on drug and gun charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Joseph Anthony Ransom, 30, Ellis, Kan., was convicted on count of growing marijuana plants, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

Armed Career Criminal Pleads Guilty and is Detained

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Robert M. Hertz, age 51, of 2418 Catskill Street SW, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, pleaded guilty today to one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon.

In an indictment filed June 11, 2015, Hertz was charged with possessing a .40 caliber rifle and 237 rounds of ammunition on May 12, 2015, after he had previously been convicted of three violent felonies or serious drug offenses, namely, Arson, Second Degree Burglary, and Manufacturing Methamphetamine.

New York Man Sentenced for Trafficking in Over $4 Million of Contraband Cigarettes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a New York man was sentenced in federal court today for his role in a multi-million dollar, multi-state conspiracy to transport hundreds of thousands of cartons of contraband cigarettes from the Kansas City, Mo., area to the state of New York, where they were sold primarily on Indian reservations.

KCK Man Indicted for Carjacking

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was indicted by a federal grand jury today for carjacking.

 

Stephen D. Bagley, 25, of Kansas City, Kan., was charged in a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo.

 

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