Juneau Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Firearm Crime
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen Loeffler announced today, June 17, 2010, that Jayson Steven Dennis of Juneau, Alaska, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The one-count indictment named Dennis, age 33, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, Dennis is alleged to be a convicted felon who possessed a handgun.
Assistant United States Attorney Jack S. Schmidt, who presented the case to the grand jury, indicated that the law provides for a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, potential fines totaling $250,000 and three years of supervised release.
The defendant has been detained since his arrest on May 5, 2010.
The Juneau Police Department-Metro Drug Unit, Southeast Alaska Cities Against Drugs Task Force (SEACAD), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.