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

For Immediate Release

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Two from Toledo Indicted on Firearms Charges

Two people from Toledo were indicted on federal firearms charges.

Yaree Moon, 41, was charged with being felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Moon possessed a Taurus .40-caliber pistol and five rounds of ammunition on April 16 despite a previous conviction for robbery, according to the indictment.

Kyle Jackson, 30, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. Jackson possessed a Bersa .380-caliber pistol and 11 rounds of ammunition on June 14 despite previous convictions for aggravated assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm, 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.

These cases are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The Moon case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashley A. Futrell following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The Jackson case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Simko following an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Toledo Police Department.

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.

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