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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Federal Grand Jury Indicts Hunt County Man On Felony Firearm Offense

DALLAS — A grand jury in Dallas has indicted a Hunt County, Texas, man on a federal firearm offense, announced John Parker, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas.

Lee Clinton Hobdy, 36, of Commerce, Texas, is charged with one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that in late August 2014, Hobdy, a convicted felon, knowingly and unlawfully possessed a Glock, .45 caliber pistol.

Hobdy is currently in custody on related state charges. A date has not yet been set for him to make his initial appearance in federal court.

A federal indictment is an accusation by a grand jury and a defendant is entitled to the presumption of innocence unless proven guilty. If convicted, however, Hobdy faces a mandatory minimum 15-year sentence and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Commerce Police Department are investigating. Deputy Criminal Chief Assistant U.S. Attorney Gary Tromblay is in charge of the prosecution.

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Updated June 22, 2015