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Jan. 25, 2010

INMATE CHARGED WITH POSSESSING A SHANK

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Juan Pedro Valdez, 22, an inmate at the United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with one count of possession of a homemade knife (a shank), a prohibited object. If convicted, Valdez faces a maximum of five years. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Smith is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS

The federal grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Craig N. Jarrett, 27, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun. If convicted, he faces a maximum of ten years in prison. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

Jose Guadalupe Mayorga-Diaz, 32, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and with re-entry of a previously deported alien. If convicted Mayorga-Diaz faces a maximum of ten years for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm and a maximum of two years for re-entry of a previously deported alien. The case was investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

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

 


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