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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Friday, August 28, 2015
Tammy Dickinson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Ledford

Eldon Woman Indicted For Illegal Firearms

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.

The federal indictment alleges that Dummermuth was in possession of a Hawes .22-caliber pistol, a Ruger .22-caliber revolver and a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol on July 22, 2015.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Dummermuth has a prior felony conviction for selling methamphetamine.

Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony P. Gonzalez. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Columbia, Mo., Police Department, the Miller County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department and the Eldon, Mo., Police Department.

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