For Immediate Release
Fresno Man Indicted for Illegally Possessing Ammunition
FRESNO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment today against Marc Davis, 48, of Fresno, charging him with being a felon in possession of ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced.
According to court documents, on March 21, 2021, Davis engaged in an argument with another man in Fresno. Davis had a loaded, unserialized AR-15 style rifle in his hand during the argument. Police found Davis a short time later, and found an AR-15 style rifle along a path Davis had walked. Davis has multiple prior felony convictions, including convictions for infliction of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and second degree burglary.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Fresno Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly A. Sanchez is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Davis faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.