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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Western District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tammy Dickinson
, United States Attorney
Contact: Don Ledford, Public Affairs

Two Columbia Men Indicted for Illegal Firearms

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that two Columbia, Mo., men were indicted by a federal grand jury today, in separate and unrelated cases, for illegally possessing firearms.

USA v. Simmons

Terry Allen Simmons, also known as Terry Roger Walker or Marcus Walton, 27, of Columbia, Mo., was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

Today’s indictment charges Simmons with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Simmons, who has been convicted of a felony, allegedly was in possession of a Kokiak Industries .380-caliber pistol on July 9, 2015.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Anthony P. Gonzalez. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Columbia, Mo., Police Department.

USA v. Carter

Darian Maurice Carter, 23, of Columbia, Mo., was charged in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.

Today’s indictment charges Carter with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Carter, who has been convicted of a felony, allegedly was in possession of a Hi-Point 9mm semi-automatic pistol on March 31, 2015.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Anthony P. Gonzalez. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Columbia, Mo., Police Department.

Dickinson cautioned that the charges contained in these indictments are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

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