Domestic abuser, convicted robber with bullets among those indicted on firearms charges
Six people were indicted in federal court for firearms violations.
Indicted are: Jacob Moser, 28, Conneaut, Robert Howse, 24, of South Euclid, Anthony Clark, 37, of Cleveland, James Horn, 40, of Cleveland, Bryshaun Dodds, 24, of Findlay, and Samuel Schutte, 34, of Green County, Wisconsin.
Moser possessed a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE pistol and 39 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition on August 21, despite a previous conviction for drug trafficking, according to the indictment.
Howse possessed 28 rounds of 9 mm ammunition on September 15 and 16, despite a previous convictions aggravated robbery, burglary and robbery, each with a firearms specification, according to the indictment.
Clark possessed a Smith & Wesson SD40 VE pistol and 39 rounds of .40-caliber ammunition on August 21, despite a previous conviction for drug trafficking, according to the indictment.
Horn possessed a 12-gauge shotgun on April 11, despite a previous conviction for domestic violence in Cleveland Municipal Court, according to the indictment.
Dodds possessed a .38-caliber revolver, a .22-caliber rifle and a .45-caliber pistol on October 24, despite previous convictions for aggravated assault and aggravated burglary, according to the indictment.
Schutte possessed a Kahr .45-caliber handgun on October 30 despite previous convictions for burglary, forgery and escape, according to the indictment.
These cases are part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. PSN was reinvigorated in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal records, 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.
The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the FBI, Cleveland Division of Police, the Toledo Police Department and the Metrich Drug Task Force. They are being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Matthew D. Simko, Henry F. DeBaggis, James Lewis, Scott Zarzycki and Robert Patton.
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.