Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Howard County Man Exiled to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms in a School Zone

Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Terrance Milik Marshall, age 41, of Scaggsville, Maryland, yesterday to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing two firearms in a school zone.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Marshall=s plea agreement, on February 7, 2014, during a routine patrol, law enforcement observed Marshall’s vehicle idling an a non-residential area in Hyattsville, within 1,000 feet of a school. Marshall was sitting in the vehicle smoking a cigar. When the officer got out and approached Marshall’s vehicle, Marshall jumped out and refused to return to his vehicle. Marshall told the officer “I don’t want to talk to you. I’m leaving,” then locked his car using the key-fob, and took off running. The officer caught up with Marshall and detained him.

Upon returning to the vehicle, the officer shined his flashlight into the vehicle and saw a 9mm firearm with an extended magazine in an orange bag on the front passenger seat. Marshall was then placed under arrest. On February 6, 2014, Marshall had been parked in the school zone at the same location and had in his possession at that time a semiautomatic firearm. Both firearms were recovered from the orange bag, loaded with 30 and 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, respectively.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney David I. Salem and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Sykes, of the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Gang Section, who prosecuted the case.

Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearms

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced
that Antoinette Danielle White, 23, and Garland David McKenzie, 21, both of Pensacola, Florida
were sentenced today for possession of stolen firearms. White and McKenzie were sentenced by
United States District Callie V.S. Granade. White was sentenced to 23 months in prison and
McKenzie was sentenced to 10 months. Following their release from prison, both defendants will
be supervised by the United States Probation Office for three years.

White and McKenzie pled guilty to the charges in September, and both have been in
custody since 2013. The two defendants, with others, burglarized a home in Pensacola in 2013
and stole, among other items, a gun safe. After cutting open the safe, White, McKenzie, Juan
Kihry Gutierrez Jr., and Herschel Arnez Williams brought three firearms stolen from the safe to
a Mobile business, where they attempted to sell the guns. All defendants pled guilty. Gutierrez
was sentenced to 45 months in prison and Williams is scheduled to be sentenced in February.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,
and the Escambia County, Florida Sheriff’s Department. The prosecution was handled by
Assistant United States Attorney Sean P. Costello.

Monday, December 22, 2014

ATF Offers Up To $5,000 Reward in El Paso Fire Investigation

EL PASO – Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Robert Champion, of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Dallas Field Division and Chief Samuel Peña of the El Paso Fire Department announced today a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for starting a fire inside the Faith Assembly of God Church, located at 11455 Turner Road, El Paso, TX. The fire occurred on November 30, 2014 and caused an estimated $200,000 in damages.

The ATF El Paso III Field Office and the El Paso Fire Marshal’s Office have been investigating the fire since November 30, 2014. The public’s assistance is requested in developing information on whoever is responsible for starting the fire at the Faith Assembly of God Church in El Paso. Anyone with information on this fire is encouraged to contact the following:

El Paso Fire Department: (915) 240-3169

ATF Hotline 1-888-ATF-TIPS (888) 283-8477

ATF El Paso III Field Office: (915) 534-6449

All information will be treated confidentially, and callers can remain anonymous upon request.