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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Ohio

For Immediate Release

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Justin E. Herdman
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Three Cleveland Men Indicted on Firearms Charges

Three Cleveland men were indicted on firearms charges.

Leandre M. Jeter, 29 possessed a Palmetto State Armory PA-15 rifle and a RG Industries .22-caliber revolver on January 25, despite a previous convictions for aggravated robbery with a firearm specification and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the indictment.

Aaron Stallworth, 30, possessed a Taurus 9 mm firearm and 45 rounds of ammunition on November 23, 2018, despite a previous conviction for felonious assault, according to the indictment.

Roger Patrick, 29, possessed a SCCY 9 mm firearm and 10 rounds of ammunition on November 25, 2018, despite previous convictions for robbery with a firearm specification and drug trafficking, according to the indictment.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

These cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Cleveland Division of Police. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly L. Galvin and John C. Hanley.

An indictment is only an allegation and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

 

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Columbus Field Division