Red Lake Felon Indicted For Possessing Two Firearms

Red Lake Felon Indicted For Possessing Two Firearms

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Minnesota –-( A 24-year-old felon from Red Lake was indicted today in federal court in St. Paul for allegedly possessing a .24 caliber rifle and a nine—millimeter pistol in July of 2010.

The indictment charges Fabian Wayne English with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment alleges that on July 21, 2010, English possessed a .24 caliber rifle, and that on July 22, 2010, he possessed a nine-millimeter pistol. Because he is a felon, English is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm or ammunition at any time. English’s prior felonies include a 2006 conviction in the District of Minnesota for assault resulting in serious bodily injury and a 2010 conviction in Becker County for fleeing a peace officer in a motor vehicle.

If convicted, English faces a potential maximum penalty of ten years in prison on each count. All sentences will be determined by a federal district court judge.

This case is the result of an investigation by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Red Lake Tribal Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Dees.

Note, this case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, an initiative launched by the U.S. Justice Department in 2001 to promote a multi-jurisdictional, comprehensive approach to reducing gun crime in America. PSN provides resources to strengthen law enforcement and crime prevention partnerships that are working to make our streets and communities safer.