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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Salem Man Indicted on Federal Gun Charges

Contact Person: Nancy Wicker (803) 929-3000

Columbia, South Carolina – Acting United States Attorney, Beth Drake, announced today that Justin David Crenshaw, age 31, of Salem, was indicted earlier this week for illegally possessing ammunition as a felon.  

On December 13, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging that on October 25, 2016, in the District of South Carolina, the Defendant, Justin David Crenshaw, having been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, knowingly did possess in and affecting commerce, ammunition, that is, 9mm ammunition, which had been shipped and transported in interstate and foreign commerce; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 922(g)(1), 924(a)(2), and 924(e).

Prior to his indictment, Crenshaw was arrested on federal arrest warrants in early December for the offense and has remained in custody, detained without bond, since that date. The investigation was conducted by the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  The case has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Lance Crick of the Greenville office for prosecution.

The Acting United States Attorney stated that all charges in this indictment are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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Updated December 15, 2016