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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Central District of Illinois

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Three Men Face Federal Gun Charges in Rock Island

Rock Island, Ill. - A federal grand jury returned indictments this week charging three men in separate, unrelated cases with possession of a firearm by a felon in the Rock Island Division of the Central District of Illinois, as announced by U.S. Attorney Jim Lewis. The indictments had remained sealed pending the defendants’ arrests and court appearances.

A three-count indictment against Kylea Dapri Cartwright, Jr., 18, of the 700 block of Sylvan Court, Davenport, Iowa, alleges that on June 4, 2015, Cartwright possessed a quantity of marijuana with the intent to distribute; possessed two handguns in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime; and that Cartwright possessed those handguns after having been previously convicted of a felony offense.  If convicted on all charges, the statutory maximum penalty is life in prison and a fine of up to $750,000.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mehochko, and the charges are the result of an investigation by the Rock Island Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

Bobby James McCaw, 34, of the 800 block of NW 2nd St, Aledo, Ill., is charged with unlawful possession of a handgun on June 13, 2015, after having previously been convicted of a felony offense.  If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is ten years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith DeCarlo, and the charges are the result of an investigation by the Rock Island Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Hasan Rahmon Stoner, 23, of the 16000 block of Glen Oak Dr., Country Club Hills, Ill., is charged with possession of a handgun on May 13, 2015, after having previously been convicted of a felony offense.  If convicted, the statutory maximum penalty is ten years in prison, and a fine of up to $250,000.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Mehochko, and the charges are the result of an investigation by the Moline Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On July 23, 2015, the three defendants made their respective initial appearances in federal court in Rock Island before U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen B. Jackson, Jr., and each was ordered to remain in the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Members of the public are reminded that an indictment is merely an accusation; each defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Updated July 31, 2015