For Immediate Release
York Man Charged with Firearm Offenses
HARRISBURG – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Adrian Moye, age 28, of York, was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 2, 2019, and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition.
According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, the indictment charges Moye with possession of a SCCY CPX-2 9mm firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon, in York County between July 20, 2019 and August 20, 2019.
The charges stem from an investigation conducted by the York City Police Department with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy is prosecuting the case.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), 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. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN 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.
Indictments and Criminal Informations are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.
A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.
The maximum penalty in this case for possessing a firearm or ammunition after being convicted of a felony offense is life in prison, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the Judge is also required to consider and weigh a number of factors, including the nature, circumstances and seriousness of the offense; the history and characteristics of the defendant; and the need to punish the defendant, protect the public and provide for the defendant's educational, vocational and medical
needs. For these reasons, the statutory maximum penalty for the offense is not an accurate indicator of the potential sentence for a specific defendant.
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