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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Ohio

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Cleveland man faces firearms charges

A Cleveland man was indicted for being a felon in possession of two firearms and ammunition, said Carole S. Rendon, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

Lenelle Gray, 36, possessed an Imbel, .45 caliber pistol, a Mauser .32 caliber pistol, and ammunition on Sept. 8, after having been previously convicted of three felony drug trafficking offenses in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, in 2005, according to the indictment. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Ranya Elzein.

If convicted, the court will determine the defendant’s sentence after a review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense, and the characteristics of the violation.  In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government's burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated October 13, 2016