Jackson, TN – Kirby Ross, 20, of Jackson, TN, and Demario Harris, 29, of Jackson, TN, were each indicted by a federal grand jury for firearms related charges, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.
Ross was indicted on December 17, 2012 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(j), possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and three years supervised release. Harris was indicted on December 17, 2012 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(k), possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. If convicted he faces up to five years in prison and three years supervised release.
On October 5, 2012, Ross and Harris were approached by investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department outside a residence in Jackson, Tennessee, on suspicion of drug charges. Ross was found to be in possession of a Glock, Model 22, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that had been reported as stolen. Harris was found to be in possession of a Ruger, Model Security Six .357 revolver with an obliterated serial number.
Ross is scheduled for an initial appearance before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen at 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 11, 2013.
The case is being investigated by the Jackson Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Multijurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vic Ivy is prosecuting the case.
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