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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Tracey Kelly Galvin
, United States Attorney
Contact: Mike Tobin

Two Cleveland Men Indicted for Federal Firearms Offenses

Two Cleveland men were indicted for federal firearms offenses.
 
John W. Bryant, 38, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Bryant allegedly had a Ruger 9 mm pistol and 17 rounds of ammunition on February 26, 2019, despite previous convictions for aggravated robbery with a firearms specification and aggravated assault, according to the indictment.
 
Haras Dawkins, 28, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Dawkins allegedly had a Glock .40-caliber pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition on February 26, 2019, despite a previous conviction for aggravated burglary, according to the indictment.
 
If convicted, the defendant's sentence will be determined by the Court after reviewing 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 violation. In all cases the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
 
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey Kelly Galvin.
 
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. The burden of proof is always on the government to prove a defendant guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
 
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Columbus Field Division