A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against an Edmond man, 66, accusing him of illegally possessing a firearm, according to court records.
In the one count indictment, released Wednesday by Western District of Oklahoma U.S. Attorney Sanford Coats, the grand jury alleges that the defendant, who was previously convicted of a felony, unlawfully possessed the following firearms:
• Remington 511 .22-caliber rifle,
• New England 410-gauge shotgun,
• New Haven 12-gauge shotgun,
• Savage model 340 .22-caliber rifle,
• Wards Westernfield model 35 20-gauge shotgun,
• Ruger model 10 .22-caliber carbine rifle,
• Richland Arms Zaralay 20-gauge double shotgun,
• Winchester model 94-30 30-30 rifle,
• Ranger 16-gauge double shotgun and
• RB model 66 .22-caliber revolver.
The grand jury alleges the guns were in and effecting interstate commerce in that the firearms previously had crossed state lines to get to Oklahoma, according to the indictment.
Leonard Ray Shepherd, 66, of Edmond, faces one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the indictment. If convicted he faces up to 10 years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine or both, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office.
No attorney information was listed. The defendant was not yet in custody, according to the indictment.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
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