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BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Shelby Holcomb, 31, of Buffalo, NY, with being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin G. Bish, who is handling the case, stated that according to the indictment, on June 12, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence and recovered, among other things, 119 rounds of various caliber ammunition.
Holcomb was previously convicted of Robbery in Erie County Court in May 2007, and as a result, he is legally prohibited from possessing ammunition.
The indictment is the result of an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, under the direction of Special Agent-in-Charge John B. Devito, New York Field Division; the Buffalo Police Department, under the direction of Commissioner Byron Lockwood; and the New York State Department of Parole.
The fact that a defendant has been charged with a crime is merely an accusation and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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