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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Barry Grissom
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

A man who was arrested in Kansas after escaping from a prison in Oklahoma has been indicted here on federal firearms charges.

Lance D. Colbert, 40, an inmate at the Mack Alford Correctional Center in Stringtown, Okla., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition following a felony conviction, and one count of unlawfully possessing a .38 caliber revolver with the serial number removed.

On March 11, Colbert was arrested in Spivey, Kan. (Kingman County). He and another man had escaped from the prison in Oklahoma two days earlier.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Kansas Highway Patrol investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.;

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Walt Jasper Samuel Shrum, 48, Kingman, Kan., is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction, one count of unlawful possession of ammunition following a felony conviction and one count of possession of methamphetamine. The crimes are alleged to have occurred March 11, 2015, in Kingman County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each of the firearms charges and a civil penalty up to $10,000 on the misdemeanor methamphetamine charge. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Lanny Welch is prosecuting.

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Gary Dewayne Meacham, 53, Caney, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred July 11, 2014, in Montgomery County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Lind is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.

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Field Division: Kansas City Field Division