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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Cleveland Man Indicted for Having a Firearm after Numerous Violent Felony Convictions

A Cleveland man was indicted on federal firearms charges, said U.S. Attorney Justin E. Herdman.

Demetrius Hansbro, 39, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Hansbro possessed a Glock 19, Model GEN 4, 9mm caliber pistol and ammunition, despite  numerous prior felony convictions that made it illegal for him to have a firearm, including robbery, assault, aggravated assault, domestic violence, child endangering and drug offenses, according to the indictment.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn G. Andrachik is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Euclid Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the Defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Field Division: Columbus Field Division