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March 1, 2011

Defendant Faces Up to Life in Prison

DALLAS —Following a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge Ed Kinkeade, a federal jury in Dallas has convicted Karlos Marshall, 50, of Dallas, on an indictment charging one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the Northern District of Texas. Marshall, who is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Kinkeade on June 29, 2011, faces a statutory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a maximum of life, and up to a $250,000 fine.

The government presented evidence at trial that on Feb. 12, 2010, shortly after 4:00 a.m., a Dallas police officer on routine patrol identified a vehicle in the parking lot of a Racetrac on Greenville Avenue in Dallas that had been reported stolen. Karlos Marshall got out of a vehicle, locked its doors and went into a convenience store. When he left the store, Marshall did not return to the vehicle but walked past it and got into the passenger seat of a different vehicle. When Marshall got out of the passenger seat, a key was found in its floorboard. That key unlocked the stolen vehicle. During the pre-tow inventory of the stolen vehicle, an officer saw that the center console was open. In the open console, standing upright and leaning against the driver’s side, an officer found a Rohm, Model 63, .22 caliber revolver. Marshall’s criminal record included a conviction for a felony offense.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Dallas Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary F. Walters prosecuted.























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