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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Louisiana

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 8, 2015
Kenneth Allen Polite, Jr.
, United States Attorney
Contact: Anna Christman

Defendant Arrested Pursuant to Grand Jury Indictment

NEW ORLEANS – U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced the arrest of TARAY BUTLER following his Indictment for being a felon in possession of a firearm. BUTLER was arrested on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, with assistance of the United States Marshals Service.

The Indictment charges that on October 14, 2014, BUTLER was arrested by the New Orleans Police Department and found to be in possession of a firearm with an extended magazine. BUTLER has a prior felony conviction from Orleans Parish Criminal District Court. If convicted, BUTLER faces a maximum ten years in the Bureau of Prisons, a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and a $100.00 special assessment fee.

U. S. Attorney Polite reiterated that the Indictment is merely a charge and that the guilt of the defendants must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the New Orleans Police Department for their work in investigating this case. Assistant United States Attorney Myles Ranier is in charge of the prosecution.

Field Division: New Orleans Field Division