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Northern District of New York

Friday, July 29, 2016

Rome Man Indicted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Michael Dyer, age 32, of Rome, New York, was arraigned today on a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

The announcement was made by United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian and Delano A. Reid, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) New York Field Division. 

Dyer is charged with being a felon in possession of a 12 gauge shotgun.  The charges in the indictment are merely accusations.  The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. 

If convicted, Dyer faces up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and a term of post-imprisonment supervised release of up to 3 years.  A defendant’s sentence is imposed by a judge based on the particular statute the defendant is charged with violating, the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other factors. 

Dyer was arraigned today in Syracuse, before United States Magistrate Judge Andrew T. Baxter, and detained pending a trial scheduled for September 26, 2016 before Chief United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby. 

This case is being investigated by the Oneida County Drug Enforcement Task Force and the ATF, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert S. Levine.

Violent Crime
Updated July 29, 2016