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Three youngstown-area men face federal firearms charges

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March 27, 2014

Three men from the Mahoning Valley were each indicted on one count of being felons illegally in possession of firearms and ammunition, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The cases are not related.

Darryl L. Lee, 25, of Youngstown, Ohio, was in possession of a Kel-Tec, model PF-9, 9mm pistol, and ammunition, on or about January 30, 2014, despite Lee having been previously convicted of aggravated assault, in the Mercer County, Pennsylvania, Court of Common Pleas, according to the indictment.

Alex C. Green, age 28, of Campbell, Ohio, was in possession of a Raven Arms, model P-25, .25 caliber pistol, a DPMS, model A-15, .223 caliber rifle, and ammunition, on or about February 18, 2014, despite Green having been previously convicted of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and of felonious assault, in the Court of Common Pleas, Mahoning County, Ohio, according to the indictment.

Whittington R. Davis, age 27, of Youngstown, Ohio, was in possession of a Bryco Arms, model 48, .380 caliber pistol, and ammunition, on or about February 1, 2014, despite Davis having been previously convicted of possession of cocaine, in the Mahoning County, Ohio, Court of Common Pleas, according to the indictment.

The Lee case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Youngstown Police Department and the Adult Parole Authority.  The Green case was investigated by ATF and the Campbell Police Department. The Davis case was investigated by ATF and the Warren Police Department.

The cases are being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

If convicted, the defendant’s 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.

An indictment is 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.

 

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