For Immediate Release
Two Pittsburgh Felons Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms
PITTSBURGH - Two residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on a charge of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
The two-count Indictment named Tyrone Terry, age 28, and Terrelle Smith, age 28, both residents of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as defendants.
According to the Indictment, on October 8, 2019, Terry and Smith each knowingly possessed a firearm, knowing they had been previously convicted of crimes with terms exceeding one year punishment. Federal law prohibits anyone from owning a firearm who has been convicted of a crime for a term of one year or longer. Terry was in possession of a FN Herstal Five-Seven 5.7x28 semiautomatic pistol, knowing he had been previously convicted of carrying a firearm without a license. Smith was in possession of a Glock 19 9mm semiautomatic pistol, knowing he had been previously convicted of flight to avoid apprehension, trial or punishment, possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturer’s name, and carrying a firearm without a license.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of not more than 10 years in prison, a fine of $250,000 or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Douglas C. Maloney is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this case.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.