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Southern District of Texas

Monday, September 29, 2014

Former Acquaintance Of Well-Known Navy Seal Guilty Of Illegally Possessing A Firearm

HOUSTON - Daniel Lee Marshall, 45, of Conroe, has entered a plea of guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.

The investigation into Marshall began after authorities received a complaint from former U.S. Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell regarding a possible stolen firearm. Marshall had ingratiated himself to Luttrell’s family by falsely posing as a decorated former special forces operator. Lutrell later discovered one of his pistols was missing and believed Marshall was responsible.  

That investigation led to the discovery that Marshall had a prior felony conviction in Brazoria County for forgery and is, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm.

On April 6, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Marshall’s residence in Conroe, at which time he was taken into custody. Upon that arrest, authorities discovered several firearms. Today, Marshall admitted he illegally possessed a .223 caliber semi-automatic rifle and a Mossberg, 12 gauge semi-automatic shotgun.

U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller, who accepted the guilty plea, has set sentencing for Dec. 18, 2014. At that time, he faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a possible $250,000 fine. He was permitted to remain on bond pending that hearing.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated with the assistance of the Walker County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys John Jocher and Jim McAlister are prosecuting. 

Updated April 30, 2015