Two Mahoning Valley men indicted on federal firearms charges
Two men from the Mahoning Valley were indicted on federal firearms charges, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.
A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Kenneth D. Key, age 28, of Warren, Ohio, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment charges that on or about August 18, 2013, Key possessed a Ruger, model P95, 9mm pistol, serial number 316-53865, and ammunition, despite a previous conviction for possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crime, United States District Court, Northern District of West Virginia Case No. 2:04CR22 on or about May 12, 2005.
In an unrelated case, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Leroy Gore, age 40, of Campbell, Ohio, with being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment charges that on or about October 12, 2013, Gore possessed a Glock, model 30, .45 caliber pistol, after he had been previously convicted of involuntary manslaughter and felonious assault in the Mahoning County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas.
If convicted, the defendants’ sentence will be determined by the court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.
The investigations preceding the indictments were conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Campbell Police Department. The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.
An indictment in only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.