Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky returned an indictment yesterday, charging an area man with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
U.S. Lawyer Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Particular Agent in Cost R. Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Area Division, and Particular Agent in Cost Jodi Cohen of the FBI Louisville Area Workplace made the announcement.
In keeping with courtroom paperwork, on January 12, 2022, Dajuan Simonton, 29, possessed a handgun after having beforehand been convicted of the next felony offenses: receiving stolen firearms, complicity to possession of a managed substance in first diploma, complicity to receiving stolen property, and tampering with bodily proof.
Simonton is at the moment in custody on the Louisville Metro Division of Corrections on unrelated fees. As soon as his state fees are resolved, he’ll make his preliminary courtroom look earlier than a U.S. Justice of the Peace Decide within the U.S. District Courtroom for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, he faces a most sentence of 10 years in jail. A federal district courtroom choose will decide any sentence after contemplating the U.S. Sentencing Tips and different statutory components. There isn’t any parole within the federal system.
The ATF and FBI are investigating the case.
Assistant U.S. Lawyer Alicia P. Gomez is prosecuting the case.
This case is a part of Challenge Protected Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing collectively all ranges of legislation enforcement and the communities they serve to scale back violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everybody. On Might 26, 2021, the Division launched a violent crime discount technique strengthening PSN based mostly on these core ideas: fostering belief and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that assist forestall violence from occurring within the first place, setting centered and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the outcomes.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an inexpensive doubt in a courtroom of legislation.