DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
HTTP://WWW.USDOJ.GOV/USAO/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

TEXARKANA WOMAN ARRAIGNED FOR BRINGING GUN INTO FEDERAL COURTHOUSE

            MARSHALL, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 39-year-old Texarkana woman appeared in federal court for bringing a gun into the federal courthouse in Texarkana, Texas in the Eastern District of Texas.

            VICTORIA FIELDS was arraigned on charges of possessing a firearm in a federal court facility.  Fields appeared late yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham, IV.

            A detention hearing and preliminary examination has been scheduled for 2:30 pm on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 in Marshall.

            An arraignment is not evidence of guilt.  All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

            This case is being investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher T. Tortorice.

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