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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Colorado

For Immediate Release

Friday, October 7, 2022
Cole Finegan
, United States Attorney

Aurora Man Indicted for Weapons Violations

DENVER – The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces Jeremy Lavon Tate, age 27, of Aurora, Colorado, was indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person and possession of a machinegun.

According a previously filed criminal complaint, Tate was arrested at Children’s Hospital in Aurora on September 24, 2022, while in possession of a pistol loaded with a round in the chamber. Aurora police officers took possession of the firearm and noted it to have what appeared to be an auto-convertor switch affixed to the rear of the pistol, which would allow the firearm to operate in a fully automatic capacity. A high-capacity magazine containing an additional 17 rounds was inserted in the firearm. Investigators also learned Tate is a previously convicted felon.

The defendant was arraigned by Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter on October 6, 2022. Judge Neureiter ordered him to be detained.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Aurora Police Department. Prosecution is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Brian Dunn.

The charges contained in the indictment are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case Number: 22-cr-00301


Denver Field Division