EX-WIFE OF MAN SUSPECTED OF SHOOTING A LIVONIA POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ALONG WITH THREE OTHERS ON FEDERAL GUN CHARGES
United States Attorney, Barbara McQuade, announced today that four suspects have been arrested and charged with federal firearm offenses. McQuade was joined in the announcement by Special Agent in Charge Thomas E. Brandon, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and Chief Robert Stevensen, Livonia Police Department.
Arrested and charged were Lisa Renee Dunn, 37, of Westland, Frederick Latron Hunter, 21, of Detroit, Labrell Jones,19, of Detroit, and Jimmy Telfer, 48 of Westland. Dunn is the ex-wife of Terry Bowling, who is presently being held in Oakland County for the January 17, 2011, shooting of Livonia Police Officer Larry Nehasil.
Lisa Renee Dunn faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm, a felony carrying a term of imprisonment of up to 10 years, a $250,000 fine, or both. Hunter is charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, a felony offense carrying a term of imprisonment of up to 5 years, a $250,000 fine, or both. Jones is charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and distribution of crack cocaine. Telfer is charged with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and felon in possession of a firearm. The crime of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime carries a minimum term of imprisonment of five years with a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
According to the affidavit supporting the complaint, the charges stem from Dunn’s exchange of a stolen firearm for narcotics. Specifically, the government alleges that the .38 caliber firearm was stolen during a recent breaking and entering committed by Dunn’s ex-husband, Terry Bowling, and his brother, David Bowling, in the St. Clair Shores area. After taking possession of the gun following the breaking and entering, Dunn took the stolen firearm to Jones ("Skip"), to exchange the gun for cocaine. Jones then sold or transferred the stolen gun to Hunter ("Freddie P"), who was arrested with the firearm at his apartment on January 17, 2011. The serial number on the firearm had been obliterated. Telfer transported Dunn to the location where the transaction occurred and was present during the gun for drugs trade transaction.
The four suspects will appear today in front of U.S. District Court Magistrate R. Steven Whalen for their initial appearance on the complaint.