Pittsburgh Teen Charged with Violating Federal Firearms Laws
PITTSBURGH - An Allegheny County resident has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pittsburgh on charges of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon and stealing firearms from a licensed firearms dealer, Acting United States Attorney Soo C. Song announced today.
The two-count indictment, returned on Jan. 17, named Marquis Trammel, 19, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, as the sole defendant.
According to the indictment, on December 20, 2016, Trammel stole five rifles and ammunition from the Dunham’s Discount Sports store located in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. Trammel, who has a prior felony robbery conviction, is precluded from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
The law provides for a maximum total sentence of 10 years in prison, a fine not greater than $250,000, or both. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed would be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history of the defendant.
Assistant United States Attorney Amy L. Johnston is prosecuting this case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive and the West Mifflin Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the indictment in this case. This case is being prosecuted under Project Safe Neighborhoods, a collaborative effort by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, prosecutors and communities to prevent, deter and prosecute gun crime.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.