For Immediate Release
Louisville, Convicted Felon, Charged with Threatening to Kill a Louisville Metro Intel (LM Intel) Joint Task Force Member and Multiple Firearm Violations
Co-defendant charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., today announced the grand jury indictment of two Louisville convicted felons – one charged with threatening to kill a Louisville Metro Police Officer while engaged in the performance of his official duties – and both defendants were charged with firearm violations. These charges result from an investigation by Louisville Metro Intel (LM Intel): an intelligence-led task force which identifies serious, violent offenders and leverages all available resources to investigate, apprehend and prosecute these offenders. The LM Intel Joint Task Force was announce in January of 2017, and includes the United States Attorney’s Office, federal investigative agencies, state prosecutors and Louisville Metro Police.
Chicoby Summers, and Roman L. Brown, Jr., were charged individually this week, in a single eight count indictment, with counts of being a felon in illegal possession of firearms and defendant Brown faces additional charges of threatening to assault and threatening to kill a member of LM Intel.
Specifically, on April 12, 2017, Brown allegedly threatened to assault and threaten to kill the LM Intel Joint Task Force member, with the intent to impede, interfere, intimidate and retaliate against the LM Intel member while he was engaged in the performance of his duty. Further, on the same day, Brown allegedly threatened to assault a member of the immediate family of the LM Intel Joint Task Force member, while he was engaged in the performance of his official duty.
Brown is additionally charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a Glock Model 36,.45 caliber pistol, and a Zastava, 7.62 caliber pistol, Model PAP M92PV. Brown was convicted in Jefferson County Circuit Court of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree, on September 18, 2013.
Defendant Summers is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition – when at the time of his arrest, on April 12, 2017, he possessed two Taurus 9 millimeter handguns and a Zastava, 7.62 caliber pistol, Model PAP M92PV, and ammunition. Summers was initially charged in a federal complaint Summers was convicted in Jefferson county Circuit Court of Trafficking in a Controlled Substance First Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence on October 9, 2014.
If convicted at trial, Summer could be sentenced to no more than ten years in prison for counts one, two, and three. Brown could be sentenced to no more than a combined sentence of 42 years in prison, and both could be required to pay a fine and serve a period of supervised release.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin G. McKenzie and is being investigated by the FBI, ATF, DEA, and LMPD.
The indictment of a person by a Grand Jury is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty