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Harrisburg Man Indicted On Firearm Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Ajear Anthony Miller-Carter, age 22, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury for a firearm offense.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that on August 30, 2021, in Union County, Miller-Carter possessed a Taurus PT111G2 9MM pistol as a convicted felon and was prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Firearms Tobacco (ATF), the Pennsylvania State Police and the Harrisburg Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jaime M. Keating is prosecuting the case.

This case was part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

If convicted, Miller-Carter faces a maximum penalty under federal law for this offense of 10-years imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

Indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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Updated February 3, 2022

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