For Immediate Release
Arnold Man Indicted on Charges of Possessing Guns at Fox High School
St. Louis, MO – Dustin Lockwood, 23, of Arnold, was indicted today on charges of possessing firearms in a school zone and possession of a silencer.
On February 20, 2018, Lockwood was sitting in his vehicle in the parking lot of Fox High School in Arnold, Missouri. Arnold Police Department and ATF responded after a school staff member contacted them and advised them of a rifle case in the rear of Lockwood’s black 2001 Toyota Corolla. Search of the vehicle revealed a .22 caliber rifle, .22 caliber revolver, multiple spent shell casings throughout the vehicle, a suspected homemade silencer, and multiple bags and boxes in the trunk of the vehicle containing explosive related material, multiple knives, a machete, and .22 and 9mm caliber ammunition. Lockwood indicated that he was at the school to pick up his sister. He was taken into federal custody and charged on a criminal complaint.
If convicted, the charge of possession of a firearm in a school zone carries a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine and the charge of possession of a silencer carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. In determining the actual sentences, a judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.
This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Arnold Police Department, St. Louis County Bomb Squad and the Jefferson County Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Rodney H. Holmes is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
As is always the case, charges set forth in the complaint are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.