For Immediate Release
Thursday, November 8, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Two Men from Northwest Ohio Indicted on Firearms Charges
Columbus Field Division
Two men from Northwest Ohio were indicted on federal firearms charges.
David L. Hannah, 52, of Findlay, and Terrence Turner, 31, of Toledo, were both indicted on one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. Their cases are otherwise unrelated.
Hannah possessed nine firearms on Sept. 22, despite a previous conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hannah possessed two AM15, 5.56 mm rifles, two .22-caliber rifles, two 12-gauge shotguns and three handguns, according to the indictment.
Turner on Aug. 6 possessed a Smith & Wesson Model 15 firearm despite a previous conviction for domestic violence, 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.
The Hannah case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Ashley A. Futrell and Thomas P. Weldon. The Turner case was investigated by the ATF and Toledo Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Simko
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.