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Beaumont Felon Charged with Federal Firearms Violation

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

BEAUMONT, Texas – A 43-year-old Beaumont man has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.             

Brian Alfred was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury on May 1, 2019.

The indictment alleges that on Apr. 1, 2019, Alfred possessed a rifle after having been previously convicted of aggravated assault against a public servant in Hardin County, Texas in 2010.  As a convicted felon, Alfred is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. 

If convicted, Alfred faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

This case is being investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell James.

It is important to note that a complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.



Updated May 2, 2019

Firearms Offenses