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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Carolina

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Federal Grand Jury Indictments

United States Attorney Beth Drake stated today that, a Federal Grand Jury in Greenville, South Carolina, returned Indictments against the following:

Greenville County Resident Indicted on Federal Gun Charges.  Zee Zee Zelazurro, age 35, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and (g)(9).  The maximum penalty Zelazurro could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or life imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Greenville Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Schoen of the Greenville office.

Pickens County Woman Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges.  Jennifer Lynne Jackson, age 25, of Liberty, South Carolina, was charged in a two-count indictment with possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, a violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1); and possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Jackson could face is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and/or life imprisonment. The case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Anderson City Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jamie Schoen of the Greenville office.

Boiling Springs Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Bryan Devonar Tate, age 30, of Boiling Springs, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Tate could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Spartanburg Police Department and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Wells of the Greenville office.

Simpsonville Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Herbert Daniel Fitch, age 48, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person previously charged with a criminal domestic violence conviction, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1) and 922(g)(9).  The maximum penalty Fitch could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Wells of the Greenville office.

Greenville Man and Woman Indicted on Federal Drug Charges. Theodore Vitaliy Khleborod, age 28, and Ana Milena Barrero, age 24, were charged in a three-count indictment.  Count One charged the defendants with participating in a drug conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute U-47700, a schedule I substance, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 846, and Barrero has been charged in Counts Two and Three with using the U.S. Mail on April 24 and 25, 2017, to facilitate a drug felony in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 843(b).  The maximum penalty Khleborod  and Barrero could face is a fine of $1,000,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 20 years.  This case is being investigated by Special Agents with ICE-Homeland Security Investigations, the United States Postal Inspection Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, the Greenville Police Department, and the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.   Assistant United States Attorney Andy Moorman of the Greenville office is prosecuting the case.

Greenville Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Courtney Eugene Harris, age 38, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Harris could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department, and the United States Probation Office and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office.

Greenville Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Dustin Gregory Martin, age 46, of Greenville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Martin could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Greenville County Sheriff’s Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville office.

Walhalla Man Indicted on Illegal Re-Entry into the United States.  Jose Rolando Vasquez-Serrano, age 40, is charged in a one count indictment with illegal re-entry to the United States, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326.  The maximum penalty he could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 2 years. The case was investigated by agents with ICE- Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville Office.

Gaffney Man Indicted on Illegal Re-Entry into the United States.  Homero Guerra-Jiminez, age 33, is charged in a one count indictment with illegal re-entry to the United States, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326.  The maximum penalty he could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 2 years. The case was investigated by agents with ICE- Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville Office.

Greenville Man Indicted on Illegal Re-Entry into the United States.  Roberto Arreola-Villa, age 49, is charged in a one count indictment with illegal re-entry to the United States by a convicted felon, a violation of Title 8, United States Code, Section 1326.  The maximum penalty he could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years. The case was investigated by agents with ICE- Homeland Security Investigations and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Max Cauthen of the Greenville Office.

Spartanburg Man Indicted on Armed Bank Robbery Charge.  John Paul Snelgrove, age 47, of Spartanburg, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with armed bank robbery, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2113(a) and 2113(d).  The maximum penalty Snelgrove could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 25 years.  This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Greenville Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

Simpsonville Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Paul Glen Helsel, age 50, of Simpsonville, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Helsel could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Simpsonville Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

Anderson Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Andre Chanquil Mayfield, age 26, of Anderson, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Mayfield could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

Greenwood Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Colby Teon Brown, age 29, of Greenwood, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Brown could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Greenwood Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

Greenwood Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charge.  Marcus Fitzgerald Woods, JR., age 22, of Greenwood, South Carolina, was charged in a one-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).  The maximum penalty Woods could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Greenwood Police Department and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

Greenwood Man Indicted on Federal Gun and Drug Charges.  Zykius Maurice Frazier, age 29, of Greenwood, South Carolina, was charged in a three-count indictment with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a prohibited person, a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1); possession with intent to distribute marijuana; and, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.  The maximum penalty Frazier could face is a fine of $250,000.00 and/or imprisonment of 10 years.  This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the Greenwood Drug Enforcement Unit and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jeanne Howard of the Greenville office.

The United States Attorney stated that all charges in these indictments are merely accusations and that all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
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Lance Crick (864) 282-2105
Updated May 10, 2017