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Shelby County, Texas Couple Guilty of Federal Firearms Violations
LUFKIN, Texas - A Tenaha, Texas couple has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Roderrette Dewrayne McClure, 39, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm today. His wife, Jeannie Lynn McClure, 32, pleaded guilty to providing a firearm to a convicted felon. The McClures entered their guilty pleas in front of U.S. District Judge Ron Clark.
According to information presented in court, on Aug. 15, 2011, the FBI and ATF executed a search warrant at the home of Roderrette and Jeannie McClure. Several firearms were seized during the search. Roderrette McClure has a prior felony conviction for attempted sexual assault in Harris County in 2000. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. The McClures were indicted by a federal grand jury on Oct. 19, 2011.
The McClures each face up to 10 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not been set.
This case is being prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
This case was investigated by the ATF, FBI, Texas Rangers, Tenaha City Marshals, and the Shelby County Constable, Pct. 5, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lisa G. Flournoy.