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United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                  CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2008                                   PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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FEDERAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS
 IN THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS

 

TYLER, TX—United States Attorney Rebecca A. Gregory announced that a federal grand jury returned indictments late yesterday charging multiple individuals in separate cases of federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

         CHARLES ERIC MORMAN, 21, of Athens, Texas has been indicted for Possession of Unlawfully Made and Unregistered incendiary bombs and for being a Felon in Possession of an incendiary bomb. The indictment stems from an incident that occurred on April 1, 2008 in Athens, Texas.  On that date Athens police found Morman in possession of one or more "Molotov cocktail" type incendiary bombs.

            If convicted, Morman faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000.00 fine.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Jim Noble is prosecuting the case. The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

            QUENTAL MILLER, 29, of Longview, is charged with being a gang member and committing other violent offenses in the Eastern District of Texas.

            If convicted, Miller is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.  The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.   Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Moore is prosecuting the case. 

            JOHN RICHARD HARMON, JR., 34, of Lakeport, Texas
            DEDRIC MANDELL THOMAS, 32, of Longview, Texas
            DEVETRICK TRAMEL JOHNSON, 20, of Longview, Texas
            ANTHONY WAYNE MATHIS, 29, of Longview, Texas, and    
            DANGELO LASERRE THOMAS, 27, of Longview, Texas


            Are each charged with Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of cocaine base, also known as crack cocaine.  These 5 defendants are gang members involved in a crack cocaine drug conspiracy. 

            They each face up to life in federal prison and a fine of up to $4 million.  The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are investigating the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Moore is prosecuting the case.

            CHRISTOPHER CASH CLARK, 27, of Marshall, Texas, is charged with Possession of an Unregistered Firearm, a silencer, and Possession of a Firearm, a silencer without a serial number.

            On November 11, 2006, City of Marshall Police Officers arrested Clark at a residence in Marshall, for aggravated assault of a police officer.  Pursuant to a search of the residence, the police discovered several firearms including a semi-automatic pistol with a silencer. 

            Clark faces up to 10 years and federal prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00 if convicted.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is investigating the case.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen Hurst is prosecuting the case.

            JUSTIN RAY MULLINS, 25, of Dallas, is charged with possession of marijuana. 

            Mullins was found in possession of marijuana while on the Red River Army Depot in Bowie County, Texas.

            If convicted, he is facing up to one year in federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000.00.  Red River Army Depot is investigating this case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson is prosecuting the case.  
           
 
          It is important to note that an indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

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