For Immediate Release
Grand Jury Returns Indictments
MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Madison Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms
Sean P. Okray, 48, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms. The indictment alleges that on August 23, 2019, he possessed a 9mm pistol and a .380 caliber pistol.
If convicted, Okray faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Marshals Service, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow is handling the prosecution.
Janesville Man Charged with Gun Crimes
Deshawn Foreman, 24, Janesville, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition and with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The indictment alleges that on July 24, 2019, he possessed .45 caliber ammunition, and that on July 25, 2019, he possessed a .45 caliber handgun.
If convicted, Foreman faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Janesville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Kraus is handling the prosecution.
The indictments against Okray and Foreman have been brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the U.S. Justice Department’s program to reduce violent crime. The PSN approach emphasizes coordination between state and federal prosecutors and all levels of law enforcement to address gun crime, especially felons illegally possessing firearms and ammunition, and violent crimes and drug crimes that involve the use of firearms.