Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

DOJ seal

Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Colorado
Cole Finegan, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Monday, September 11, 2023

Thornton Man Charged As Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Denver—The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that 36-year-old Dean Fabiano, of Thornton, has been charged by criminal complaint with Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

According to the criminal complaint unsealed in federal court, Fabiano has multiple felony convictions that prohibit him from possessing firearms and ammunition. When, on September 6, 2023, federal law enforcement executed a search warrant at Fabiano’s home, they found 18 firearms, as well as various firearms parts, suspected drugs, potential destructive devices, and Nazi memorabilia and drawings. During the search, law enforcement found a letter from a storage facility where Fabiano rented a storage unit. Law enforcement then obtained and executed a search warrant at the storage unit, where they found more firearms and firearm parts.

The Defendant made his initial appearance in federal court in Denver on September 8, 2023, where he was advised by United States Magistrate Judge Neureiter of the charge pending against him.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the ATF. Assistant United States Attorney Kelly Churnet is handling the prosecution.

The charge in the criminal complaint is an allegation and the Defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Case Number: 23-mj-00156


An official website of the U.S. Department of Justice

Looking for U.S. government information and services?