Anoka felon indicted for possessing a nine-millimeter pistol
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 25-year-old Anoka man was indicted for possessing a nine-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol. Arlan Kaleb Schultz was charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that on January 19, 2013, Schultz possessed the pistol. According to a law enforcement affidavit filed in the case, at approximately 9:00 p.m. on January 19, Coon Rapids police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver refused to yield and, instead, speeded away, ultimately colliding with another vehicle at the intersection of Seventh Avenue and Main Street in Anoka. The driver, later identified as Schultz, immediately exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Police shortly apprehended him. And during the subsequent execution of a search warrant on the vehicle, the officers found the loaded pistol under the front passenger seat. Schultz’s DNA was found on the grip of the pistol. Ammunition was located elsewhere in the vehicle.
Because he is a felon, Schultz is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms at any time. His previous Anoka County convictions include simple robbery (2008), third-degree burglary (2009), fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle (2010), and fifth-degree controlled substance crime (2012). In addition, Schultz was also convicted in Sherburne County for prohibited possession of a stun gun (2011).
Since at least three of Schultz’s prior convictions constitute crimes of violence or major drug crimes, he is subject to the federal Armed Career Criminal Act if convicted in the current federal case. That act mandates a minimum of 15 years in federal prison. The potential maximum penalty is life in prison. Any sentence would be determined by a federal district judge.
This case is the result of an investigation by the Coon Rapids Police Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Benjamin Bejar and Andrew R. Winter.
An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.
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