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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District Of Kansas

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Barry Grissom
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jim Cross

Jury Finds Hillsboro Man Guilty on Federal Firearm Charges

WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury Thursday convicted a Hillsboro man on federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

David G. Nicholas, Jr., 44, Hillsboro, Kan., was convicted on three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Nicholas was a parole absconder in October 2013 when the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him in Marion County, Kan. At the time, he possessed a .22-caliber handgun and a .30-06 caliber rifle and ammunition.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 6. He faces a maximum penalty of not less than 15 years in federal prison a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Grissom commended the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.


Kansas City Field Division