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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Wyoming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

TRIAL SET FOR FIVE DEFENDANTS CHARGED IN FIREARM TRAFFICKING CONSPIRACY

Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming has completed arraignment hearings and set a trial date for five defendants charged by indictment with conspiracy to make false statements during the purchase of firearms and to unlawfully transport and transfer firearms outside of the state of Wyoming. The co-conspirators charged include SHERWIN J. WILLIAMS, 26, of Lancaster, California, TIERRA HOLLAND, 33 of Cheyenne, Wyoming, DARWIN FRANCISCO THOMAS, 33, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, DEXTER ALFRED THOMAS, 31, of Gardena, California, and PHILLIP MARTIN FLORES, of Las Vegas, Nevada. The trial is set for January 18, 2022 and is expected to last eight days.
These crimes are being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation; Laramie Police Department, and the Cheyenne Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Forwood is prosecuting the case.
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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Press Release Number: 
21-056
Updated October 13, 2021