Oct. 27, 2010
ODEM RESIDENT CHARGED WITH POSSESSING TWO DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas) – Jeremy Davenport, 35, of Odem, Texas, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on two counts of possessing unregistered destructive devices, United States Attorney José Angel Moreno announced today.
The indictment, which was returned today, alleges that on Sept. 29, 2010, Davenport was in possession of two destructive devices: a homemade grenade and an IED (improvised explosive device). It is against federal law to possess such devices without registering them with the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.
Davenport was arrested by officers with the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) on Sept. 29, 2010, who were responding to a domestic disturbance in which Davenport was allegedly involved. CCPD officers and agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) found unregistered destructive devices in his vehicle as well as in his home in Odem.
Davenport is currently being detained pending trial. If convicted of the charges, he faces a maximum punishment of 10 years imprisonment, as well as a maximum fine of $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release.
This case was investigated by the ATF and CCPD and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Hess.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until convicted through due process of law.
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