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Graves County Man Charged with Federal Firearms Offense

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Kentucky

Paducah, KY –A federal grand jury returned an indictment last week charging a Graves County, KY man with federal firearms offenses. 

U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the ATF Louisville Field Division made the announcement.

According to court records, Christian Carrico, 27, of Mayfield, KY was charged with two counts of illegal transfer and possession of a machinegun and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm. 

The defendant made an initial court appearance on Friday, October 21, 2022 before a U. S. Magistrate Judge of the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. If convicted, Carrico faces up to 30 years in prison. There is no parole in the federal system. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. 

The case is being investigated by the ATF Paducah Field Office. 

Assistant United States Attorney Seth Hancock, Branch Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Paducah Office, is prosecuting the case.

An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated October 24, 2022