For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Maple Heights man indicted on firearm charge
Columbus Field Division
A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Dwayne B. Sheron, 36, of Maple Heights, for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Sheron possessed a 9 mm firearm after having previously been convicted on three prior occasions of drug trafficking, which makes it illegal for him to have a firearm, according to the indictment.
Assistant United States Attorney Brian S. Deckert is prosecuting the case following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Cleveland Division of Police.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial, in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.