For Immediate Release
Rochester Felon Indicted for Federal Firearm Violation
MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Rochester man for possession of a firearm as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
According to court documents on May 25, 2022, Marcus Anthony Jackson, also known as Homicide, 49, was found in possession of a Taurus G2C 9MM pistol. Because Jackson has multiple prior felony convictions in Olmsted, Hennepin, and Ramsey Counties, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.
Jackson is charged with one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. He made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court today, before Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rochester Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew S. Ebert is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.