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Minneapolis Man Charged With Illegal Possession Of A Firearm

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

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced a criminal complaint charging TROY TEASLEY, 27, with one count of possession of a firearm by a felon. TEASLEY is in custody and will make his initial appearance in U.S. District Court at a later date.

According to the allegations in the criminal complaint and law enforcement affidavit, Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) received a tip from a confidential source that TEASLEY, who was the subject of a fugitive investigation for a supervised release violation, was in Minneapolis and possessed a firearm. On June 30, 2020, law enforcement located TEASLEY in the Seven Corners neighborhood in Minneapolis in the driver’s seat of a Chevrolet Tahoe and arrested him on the felony warrant. During a search of the Tahoe, law enforcement located a loaded Glock, model 30S, .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun. TEASLEY has a previous felony conviction of aggravated robbery in Hennepin County, therefore is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm. 

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. This case was brought as part of the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, a multi-agency effort that brings together additional federal and state resources to assist local law enforcement to investigate, arrest, and prosecute individuals responsible for gun violence in the Twin Cities. For more information about the Twin Cities Violent Crime Task Force, please visit

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Steinkamp is prosecuting the case.


Defendant Information:


Minneapolis, Minnesota


  • Felon in possession of a firearm, 1 count




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


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

Updated July 10, 2020

Firearms Offenses
Violent Crime