For Immediate Release
People from Akron, Garfield Heights and Cleveland Indicted for Firearms Crimes
Three people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations.
Indicted are: Jaquar Keyshore Latimer, 42, of Akron; Alfred Werman, 27, of Garfield Heights, and Brittney N. McTier, 31, of Cleveland.
Latimer is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute cocaine. He allegedly possessed cocaine on February 9, 2018, as well as a Sig Sauer 9 mm handgun, a Dan Wesson .357-caliber revolver and a Browning Arms .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun, despite previous convictions for sexual battery, aggravated assault, drug possession and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the indictment.
Werman is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He allegedly possessed a Sig Sauer .40-caliber pistol and 45 rounds of ammunition on May 20, 2019, despite a previous conviction for burglary, according to the indictment.
McTier charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition. McTier allegedly possessed two rounds of 9 mm ammunition despite a previous conviction for bank fraud, according to the indictment.
These cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cleveland Division of Police (McTier). They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Margaret Kane, Brendan O’Shea and Scott Zarzycki.
If convicted, the defendants’ sentences will be determined by the Court after reviewing factors unique to this case, including the defendants’ prior criminal records, if any, the defendants’ 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. Defendants are entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.