Louisville, KY – A federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, returned an indictment today charging a local man with stealing firearms from licensed firearms dealers.
U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett of the Western District of Kentucky, Acting Special Agent in Charge Robert Maynard of the ATF Louisville Field Division, and Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel of the Louisville Metro Police Department made the announcement.
According to the indictment, Dairon Finisson, 19, was charged with two counts of stealing a firearm from a licensed dealer of firearms. On July 17, 2022, Finisson, aided and abetted by others, is alleged to have stolen 17 pistols, 7 rifles, and a shotgun. On July 20, 2022, Finisson, aided and abetted by others, is alleged to have stolen 6 rifles and 1 pistol.
The defendant will make an initial court appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky on a later date. If convicted, Finisson faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors. There is no parole in the federal system.
This case is being investigated by the ATF, Louisville Metro Police Department, and Jeffersontown Police Department.
This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Josh Porter.
This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.
An indictment is merely an allegation. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.