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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Minnesota
Andrew M. Luger, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2023

St. Paul Felon Charged With Illegal Possession of a Firearm

MINNEAPOLIS – A St. Paul man has been charged in a federal indictment for illegal possession of a firearm as an armed career criminal, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, on October 4, 2022, Torrence Ricardo Finley, 33, was found in possession of a Taurus, G3X, 9mm semi-automatic handgun. Because Finley has prior felony convictions, including multiple domestic assault convictions, in Chisago, Dakota, and Ramsey Counties, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

The indictment charges Finley with one count of possession of a firearm as an armed career criminal. He was arraigned yesterday in U.S. District Court before Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung. Finley was ordered to remain in detention pending further court proceedings.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Minneapolis Police Department, and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Emily A. Polachek is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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