For Immediate Release
Sacramento Man Charged with Being a Felon in Possession of Firearms
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment yesterday against Dave Perkins Jr., 58, of Sacramento, charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents, Perkins was found in possession of a semi-automatic pistol and a revolver. Perkins is a previously convicted felon and is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office, and the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael W. Redding is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Perkins faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.