Minneapolis Felon Indicted For Possessing 4 Firearms
MINNEAPOLIS—Earlier today in federal court, a 47-year-old Minneapolis felon was indicted for possessing four firearms. Carl Craig Larson was specifically charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
The indictment alleges that on April 21, 2013, Larson possessed a .357-caliber revolver, a seven-millimeter rifle, and two 12-gauge shotguns. Because he is a felon, Larson is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm at any time. Larson was previously convicted in Hennepin County for second-degree murder (1986), financial transaction card fraud (1997), and burglary (1999 and 2010). Because those convictions constituted crimes of violence, Larson will now be subject to the federal Armed Career Criminal Act. That act mandates a minimum of 15 years in federal prison for anyone with such a record who is subsequently convicted in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Any sentence will be determined by a federal district court judge.
This case is the result of an investigation by the LeSueur and Waseca county sheriff’s offices, and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Julie E. Allyn and Sarah E. Hudleston.
An indictment is a determination by a grand jury that there is probable cause to believe that offenses have been committed by a defendant. A defendant, of course, is presumed innocent until he or she pleads guilty or is proven guilty at trial.