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Fayette County Man Indicted By Federal Grand Jury For Illegally Possessing A Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Today, a Federal Grand Jury, sitting in Lexington, returned an indictment against Marcellis Means, 23, of Lexington, charging him with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that on or about July 10, 2019, Means, a convicted felon, committed the offense when he was found unlawfully in possession of a firearm in Lexington.  The investigation into this firearm-related offense was conducted by agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in conjunction with the Lexington Police Department and the Kentucky State Police.

Means is scheduled to appear in federal court for a detention hearing on July 19, 2019.  Means faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a $250,000 fine. However, any sentence following a conviction would be imposed by the Court after its consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and applicable federal statutes.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Stuart L. Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division, Richard Sanders, Commissioner, Kentucky State Police, and Lawrence Weathers, Chief of Police for the Lexington Police Department, jointly made the announcement.

Any indictment is an accusation only. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.


Updated July 18, 2019

Firearms Offenses