Hyannis man indicted on illegal firearm possession in NH

HYANNIS – Donald Feith, Acting United States Attorney for the District of New Hampshire, today announced that a federal grand jury in Concord returned a one-count indictment charging Jeremy Robinson, 26, of Hyannis, Massachusetts, with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1). The indictment was returned on July 1, 2015, and Robinson was arraigned yesterday in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrea Johnstone, where he entered a plea of not guilty.

According to the indictment and other statements made in court, Robinson traveled to New Hampshire in November 2014 and possessed an H&K 9mm pistol and ammunition manufactured by Fiocchi. At the time, Robinson was prohibited from possessing a firearm as a result of a prior felony conviction.

Trial has been scheduled to take place between September 1-15, 2015, in front of Chief U.S. District Judge Joseph Laplante. If convicted, Robinson faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000.

Acting U.S. Attorney Feith stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Barnstable Police Department, and the Barnstable Sheriff’s Office. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.
Media release furnished by Barnstable Police

Comments

  1. John Smith says:

    I feel like criminals, particularly drug dealers, are routinely caught with firearms in their possession and it isn’t really a big deal. Any particular reason why this kid is looking at 10 years/250k for having a gun? Seems harsh.

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