For Immediate Release
McNairy County Men Indicted Federally for Being Felons in Possession of Firearms
Jackson, TN – A federal grand jury returned an indictment against two McNairy county men for being felons in possession of firearms. D. Michael Dunavant, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictments today.
According to the indictment, Chaderick McClain, 27, of Selmer, was charged with two counts of possessing a firearm transported in interstate commerce after being convicted of a felony, in violation of Title 18, USC, § 922 (g) (1). The United States also seeks criminal forfeiture of any proceeds related to the crime.
Corey Mayfield, 43, of Ramer, Tennessee, was also charged with two counts possessing a firearm transported in interstate commerce after being convicted of a felony, in violation of Title 18, USC, § 922 (g)(1). The United States also seeks criminal forfeiture of any proceeds related to the crime.
U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said, "Felons with multiple prior convictions present a public safety risk in West Tennessee, and will be held accountable for illegal possession of firearms."
This case was investigated by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office; Selmer Police Department; and Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force; along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
"We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in addressing these career criminals and helping us keep them off the streets," said McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck.
"We hope this sends a message to criminals who have guns," said Assistant Chief Kim Holley of the Selmer Police Department.
If convicted, each defendant faces up to 10 years imprisonment, 3 years supervised released and $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor Eskridge is prosecuting this case on the government’s behalf.
The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.