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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

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Friday, July 22, 2022

Robbinsdale Felon Indicted for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

MINNEAPOLIS – A federal grand jury returned an indictment against a Robbinsdale man for illegally possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Andrew M. Luger.

According to court documents, Tavaris Michael Dixon, 32, is a member of the Tre Tre Crips, a Minneapolis gang that engages in a variety of criminal activities such as murder, assaults, robberies, drive-by shootings, carjackings, and other firearm offenses. On June 22, 2022, law enforcement encountered Dixon in possession of a 9mm Glock semiautomatic pistol, equipped with a laser attachment. Because Dixon has prior felony convictions in Hennepin County, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition at any time.

Dixon is charged with one count of possessing a firearm as a felon. Magistrate Judge Tony N. Leung has ordered Dixon to remain in detention pending further court proceedings.

This case was jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Minneapolis Police Department, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Edina Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin A. Wesley is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses
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Updated July 22, 2022