For Immediate Release
St. Paul Felon Indicted for Federal Firearm Violation
MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a St. Paul man for possession of a firearm as a felon, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.
According to court documents on July 23, 2021, Ember Shawndale White, 22, was found in possession of a Beretta APX 9x19mm pistol. Because White has multiple prior felony convictions in Ramsey, Hennepin, and Dakota Counties, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.
White 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 Becky R. Thorson.
This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the St. Paul 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.