Juneau Man Indicted by Federal Grand Jury for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm
Anchorage, Alaska – United States Attorney Karen Loeffler announced today that a Juneau man was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for a single count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.
On January 28, 2011, Timothy Paul Beagle, 40, of Juneau, Alaska, was arraigned by United States Magistrate Judge Leslie C. Longenbaugh, in Juneau, on the one-count indictment. According to the indictment, Beagle is alleged to be a convicted felon who is alleged to have possessed 21 firearms and ammunition.
Assistant U.S. 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, three years of supervised release, as well as potential fines totaling up to $250,000. The United States is also seeking the forfeiture of all firearms and ammunition belonging to the defendant.
A trial is scheduled for March 30, 2011, in Juneau. The defendant will remain incarcerated pending trial.
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.