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Nov. 4, 2010

MAN ARRESTED ON COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS INDICTED ON FIREARMS CHARGE

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – Nicholas C. Garrett, 24, Kansas City, Kan., has been indicted on a federal charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

Garrett was arrested Oct. 5, 2010, on the campus of the Kansas City, Kan., Community College after police received a report of a man on campus carrying a gun.

The indictment alleges that Garrett was prohibited from having a gun because of prior felony convictions in 2008 in Jackson County District Court and in 2009 in Shawnee County District Court.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Kansas City, Kan., Police Department, the Kansas City, Kan., Community College Campus Police and The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

 

OTHER INDICTMENTS



A federal grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

Allan Fry, 38, Leavenworth, Kan., is charged with one count of producing child pornography and one count of distributing child pornography over the Internet. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in August 2010, in Leavenworth, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory penalty of life in federal prison. The FBI investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Scott Rask is prosecuting.

Joseph J. Erkert, 60, Mesa, Ariz, and Julio Terrazas-Hernandez, 25, Cuauhtemoc, Chihuaha, Mexico, are charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana, and one count of possession with intent to distribute more than 100 kilograms of marijuana. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from Feb. 8 to Aug. 14, 2010, in Johnson County, Kan.

If convicted, they face a penalty of not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $4 million on the conspiracy charge, and not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $2 million on the possession charge. The Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug investigated.

Martin Perez-Perez, 36, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in October 2010 in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the re-entry charge, a maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by an illegal alien, and a maximum penalty of 10 years without parole and a fine up to $250,000 on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Wichita Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Steven R. Anderson, Sr., 49, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of Social Security Fraud and one count of making a false statement to agents of the Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General. The crimes are alleged to have occurred at various times from October 2004 to April 2008 in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of five years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. The Social Security Administration - Office of Inspector General investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Oakley is prosecuting.

Ashlee L. Christ, 23, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with one count of distributing methamphetamine and one count of using a cellular phone in furtherance of drug trafficking. The crimes are alleged to have occurred May 11, 2010, in Wyandotte County, Kan.

If convicted, she faces a penalty of not less than five years and not more than 40 years and a fine up to $2 million on the methamphetamine and a maximum penalty of four years and a fine up to $250,000 on the cellular phone count. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Zabel is prosecuting.

Ramiro Ramos-Carvajal, 29, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Oct. 14, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Paulino Darias-Manchaca, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of a felony and deported. He was found July 9, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Argenis Beranbe-Orozco, 26, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Aug. 24, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Jesus Garcia-Cervantes, 24, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Oct. 18, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Heladio Chairez-Hernandez, 28, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Oct. 28, 2010, in Sedgwick County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison without parole and a fine up to $250,000. Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brent Anderson is prosecuting.

Maurice Crawford, 33, Kansas City, Kan., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 11, 2010, in Kansas City, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

Frenklyn C. Piggie, 33, Kansas City, Mo., is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Oct. 23, 2010, in Lawrence, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000. The Lawrence Police Department investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead is prosecuting.

Brian Ross Jim, 29, Topeka, Kan., is charged with one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Oct. 16, 2010, in Shawnee County, Kan.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000 on the shotgun charge and a penalty of not less than 15 years and not more than life on the charge of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Hendershot is prosecuting.

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

 


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