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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Andrew M. Luger
, United States Attorney

Robbinsdale Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of a Firearm

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A Robbinsdale man has pleaded guilty to illegally possessing a firearm as a felon, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and court documents, on June 22, 2022, Tavaris Michael Dixon, 32, possessed a 9mm Glock semi-automatic pistol, with a Streamlight TLR-6 laser/light attachment. Dixon is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions in Hennepin County, including a 2008 conviction of aggravated robbery and kidnapping.

Dixon pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Eric C. Tostrud to one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Minneapolis Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lindsey E. Middlecamp and Justin A. Wesley are prosecuting the case

St. Paul Field Division