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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Three Topeka Men Indicted On Federal Gun ChargesIn Unrelated Cases

WICHITA, KAN. – Three Topeka men were indicted Wednesday on federal gun charges in unrelated cases, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Courtney Douglas Grayson, 32, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a .38 caliber revolver and ammunition after being convicted of a felony. He was convicted in 2013 in Shawnee County on a felony charge of criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied building. The gun crime is alleged to have occurred Jan. 29, 2014, in Shawnee County, Kan.

Lamont T. Keeling, 37, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a .357 caliber revolver and ammunition after felony convictions. His previous convictions include felony vehicular burglary in 2008 in Shawnee County and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2012 in Shawnee County.

Lenard Ramirez, Jr., 38, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a .45 caliber pistol and ammunition after being convicted of a felony. He was convicted in 2005 in Pottawatomie County on a felony charge of sale of narcotics. The gun crime is alleged to have occurred April 3, 2014, in Shawnee County, Kan.

 If convicted, each of the defendants faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The ATF Violent Crimes Task Force and the Topeka Police Department investigated the cases. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

OTHER INDICTMENTS

Jermaine A. Rayton, 31, Topeka, is charged with one count of possessing a .45 caliber pistol in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (possession with intent to distribute cocaine). The crime is alleged to have occurred April 29, 2014, in Topeka, Kan.

 If convicted, he faces a penalty of not less than five years. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jared Maag is prosecuting.

In all cases, defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. The indictments merely contain allegations of criminal conduct.