Massachusetts Man Indicted For Illegal Possession Of Firearm In New Hampshire
Concord, New Hampshire - Donald Feith, Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, today announced that a federal grand jury in Concord returned a one-count indictment charging JEREMY ROBINSON, 26, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The indictment was returned on July 1, 2015, and ROBINSON was arraigned yesterday in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone, where he entered a plea of not guilty.
According to the indictment and other statements made in court, ROBINSON travelled to New Hampshire in November 2014 and possessed an H&K 9mm pistol and ammunition manufactured by Fiocchi. At the time, ROBINSON was prohibited from possessing a firearm as a result of a prior felony conviction.
Trial has been scheduled to take place between September 1-15, 2015, in front of Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph Laplante. If convicted, ROBINSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.
Acting U.S. Attorney Feith stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This matter is being jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Barnstable Police Department, and the Barnstable Sheriff's Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.