For Immediate Release
Friday, October 12, 2018
, United States Attorney
Justin E. Herdman
Contact: Mike Tobin
Two from Northeast Ohio indicted on federal firearms charges
Columbus Field Division
Two men from Northeast Ohio were indicted on federal firearms charges.
Ronnie Edward Calton, 39, of Streetsboro, and Jaron Parrish, 27, of Cleveland, were each charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Calton on Sept. 21 possessed a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol and ammunition, despite having been previously convicted of illegally assembly or possession of chemicals to manufacture a controlled substance, according to the indictment.
Parrish on Aug. 20 possessed an Intratech 9 mm pistol and 40 rounds of ammunition, despite having been previously convicted of burglary, 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 records, 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 Calton case was investigated by the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department and RAVEN Task Force. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kelly Galvin and Margaret Kane.
The Parrish case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David M. Toepfer.
An indictment is only a charge 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.