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Two area men sentenced on federal charges including the assault of a federal officer

October 23, 2013

St. Louis, MO – FREDERICK CRAYTON, St. Louis City, was sentenced this morning to 168 months in prison.  He pled guilty in July to federal gun and assault charges involving the April 18, 2013, assault of a federal officer.  His brother, DWAYNE CRAYTON, also pled guilty in July to charges of selling crack cocaine to an undercover officer and was sentenced today to 32 months in prison. Both defendants appeared before United States District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig in St. Louis.

According to court documents, on April 15, 2013, Dwayne Crayton sold crack cocaine to an undercover agent.  Three days later on April 18, 2013, his brother and Frederick and James Jones arranged to sell three firearms to an ATF undercover agent and two confidential informants.  During a struggle involving several firearms, Frederick Crayton assaulted the undercover agent in an attempt to rob the agent of the money that was to be used to buy the three firearms.  

Co-defendant James Edward Jones, also of St. Louis City, pled guilty to related charges and awaits sentencing in December. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.  Assistant United States Attorney Tom Mehan is handling the case for the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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