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Felon Charged a Third Time with Illegal Firearms

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

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Kansas City, Missouri, man with two prior federal convictions for illegally possessing firearms was indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing two more firearms.

Demario A. Eatmon, 35, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City.

Today’s indictment alleges that Eatmon was in possession of a Sig Sauer 9mm semi-automatic pistol and 35 rounds of ammunition on Nov. 26, 2017. The indictment also alleges that Eatmon was in possession of a Norinco 7.62x39-caliber semi-automatic rifle on Dec. 9, 2017.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Eatmon has two prior federal felony convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm, two prior felony convictions for tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest, and a prior felony conviction for burglary.

The charges contained in this indictment are simply accusations, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charges must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ashleigh A. Ragner. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department.

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office is partnering with federal, state, and local law enforcement to specifically identify criminals responsible for significant violent crime in the Western District of Missouri. A centerpiece of this effort is Project Safe Neighborhoods, a program that brings together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone. Project Safe Neighborhoods is an evidence-based program that identifies the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develops comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, Project Safe Neighborhoods focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Updated October 22, 2019

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