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Armed Career Criminal Charged With Illegal Possession Of Firearms

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a federal indictment charging PERCY LEE STROTHER JR., 47, with two counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. STROTHER will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court at a later date.

According to the allegations in the indictment, on October 12, 2018, and January 5, 2019, STROTHER was found to be in possession of firearms, namely, a Beretta, Model 92F, 9 millimeter semi-automatic pistol and a Jennings, Model Bryco 59, .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol. Because he has prior felony convictions in Hennepin and Dakota Counties, STROTHER is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms at any time. If convicted of the charges, STROTHER faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in federal prison.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Minneapolis Police Department, and the Plymouth Police Department. This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), an initiative that brings together federal, state, and local law enforcement to combat violent crime.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bradley M. Endicott.


Defendant Information:


Minneapolis, Minn.


  • Felon in possession of a firearm (Armed Career Criminal), 2 counts





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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600


The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated May 8, 2019

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