FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 19, 2013
MICHIGAN MAN INDICTED BY FEDERAL GRAND JURY ON ILLEGAL FIREARM POSSESSION CHARGE
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that a Michigan man was indicted on June 18 by a federal grand jury sitting in Huntington on illegal firearm possession charges. According to an indictment, Deandrew Fizer III, 23, of Romulus, Michigan, allegedly possessed a .45 caliber pistol on June 7, 2013, near Huntington, W.Va.
Fizer was previously convicted in June 2010 in the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County, Michigan of felonious assault. He did not have his rights to possess a firearm restored.
Fizer faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The investigation was conducted by the ATF and the Huntington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Joseph F. Adams is in charge of the prosecution.
The case is being brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods. Project Safe Neighborhoods is a nationwide commitment to reduce gun crime in the United States by networking existing local programs targeting gun crime.
Note: The charge contained in the indictment is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Click here to view a copy of the indictment
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