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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Eastern District of Missouri

For Immediate Release

April 24, 2013

Richard Callahan, United States Attorney

Contact: Jan Diltz, Public Information Officer
(314) 539-7719

Three Area Men Indicted on Federal Weapons & Drug Charges Including the Assault of a Federal Officer

St. Louis, MO – Three St. Louis area men were indicted on multiple federal gun and drug charges involving the April 18, 2013 assault of a federal officer.

Frederick Crayton, 23; James Edward Jones, 21; and Dwayne Crayton, 24, all of St. Louis City, were indicted by a federal grand jury late this afternoon.

If convicted, these charges carry a penalty range of five to 25 years in prison and/or fines up to $1,000,000. In determining the actual sentences, a Judge is required to consider the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines, which provide recommended sentencing ranges.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As is always the case, charges set forth in an indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.