Madisonville Man Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm
HOUSTON – A Madisonville man has been taken into custody as a result of a joint effort in ensuring the safety of local communities, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez.
A grand jury returned an indictment against Reginald Scott, 42, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was taken into custody today and is expected to make his initial appearance before a U.S. magistrate judge at 10:00 a.m. in Houston.
Scott was previously convicted of a felony and is, therefore, prohibited from possessing a firearm per federal law. The indictment alleges that on March 30, 2017, he was in possession of a Springfield XD, .45 caliber pistol.
He faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a possible $250,000 maximum fine, upon conviction.
The arrest is the result of an effort among local, state and federal agencies who are partnering together to combat violent crime and to ensure the safety of Madison County. The FBI investigated the case with assistance from the Madison County District Attorney’s Office and the Madisonville Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Celia Moyer is prosecuting the case.
An indictment is a formal accusation of criminal conduct, not evidence.
A defendant is presumed innocent unless convicted through due process of law.