Missouri: Grand Jury Indicts Local Man & Woman on Numerous Firearms Charges

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Missouri: Grand Jury Indicts Local Man & Woman on Numerous Firearms Charges

ST. LOUIS – -(AmmoLand.com)- On March 3, 2021, a federal grand jury indicted Tishonda Turner for knowingly making a false and fictitious statement to a firearms dealer, which statement was intended and likely to deceive the licensed dealer and Freddie Tilmon for knowingly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to the indictment, on or about July 16, 2020, in St. Louis County, within the Eastern District of Missouri, and again on or about August 8, 2020, Turner in connection with the acquisition of one or more firearms from The Range STL West, a licensed dealer, did knowingly make a false and fictitious written statement to the dealer, which statement was intended and likely to deceive said licensed dealer. Turner represented that she was the actual buyer of one or more firearms, when, in fact, she was acquiring the firearms on behalf of Freddie Tilmon.

On November 21, 2020, Mr. Tilmon was pulled over and arrested while driving in Sandy Springs, Georgia. Officers later discovered a firearm on the driver’s seat floorboard. The firearm was loaded and had an extended magazine. A records check revealed that the firearm was purchased at the Range STL West on August 08, 2020. Tilmon was also subsequently indicted in the Northern District of Georgia for knowingly possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

On October 14, 2021, the United States Marshals Service arrested Tilmon in St. Louis County pursuant to the indictment. At the time of his arrest, Tilmon was discovered to be in possession of a loaded 9mm, with an extended magazine. Tilmon was additionally charged for illegally possessing the firearm when arrested by the Marshals Service. Tilmon is prohibited from possessing firearms due to a previous criminal conviction.

Charges set forth in the indictment are merely accusations and do not constitute proof of guilt. Every defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the United States Marshals Service.

Kansas City Field Division


Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

ATF is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for investigating violations of the federal firearms and explosives laws and regulations. More information about ATF and its programs can be found at www.atf.gov.

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willyd
willyd (@willyd)
14 days ago

When is Hunter Biden going to be charged for lying on his form, his has been going on longer than theirs?????????????????????????? Or is he being ignored by the ATF or is he privileged and above the LAW????? Or because Daddy is The PRESIDENT of the United States??????????

Tank
Tank (@voodoo6actual)
14 days ago

Yawn. The Masonic system is corrupt & it’s the corrupt politicians chipping away at the American’s constitutional right’s that are doing the infringing. Look at what Masonic UK Crown did to Australia after the Port Arthur Massacre (which was highly dubious as a suspected Masonic False Flag). Fast forward to what Australia’s Police & Mil are doing currently to it’s citizens who won’t take the Jab regarding their human rights. Being shot in the back, beaten with lethal force batons etc. US Media black out so that Americans can’t see what’s planned & coming @ some point. Look at what… Read more »

Last edited 14 days ago by Tank
Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago

LETS GO ATF!!! Horrible article without any purpose.

Laddyboy
Laddyboy (@laddyboy)
15 days ago

Ahh! It is wonderful to see the ILLEGALLY INSTITUTED BUREAUCRACY of the ATF, which was began by a director in the IRS, working at enforcing laws/regulations that that BUREAUCRACY instituted!

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL (@diyinstl)
15 days ago

There must be a lot of left-wing liberal Democrats posting comments here, the way you all are sticking up for the convicted felon. It would be helpful to know his offense. Is this the Freddie Tilmon that was sentenced to 262 months in November 2000 for a crack cocaine conviction? (See 18 U.S.C. § 3582 (Doc. 79), whatever that is.)

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  DIYinSTL

If he is out from his imprisonment, having paid his rues, he should get all of his rights back.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL (@diyinstl)
15 days ago

Maybe. Depends on the crime. Violent rapist, physical torture, politician, and probably several other crimes, I say no; lost and gone forever.

Finnky
Finnky (@finnks)
14 days ago
Reply to  DIYinSTL

Thumbs up for restricting your third class of criminals.

Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
15 days ago

Looks like the government thugs are bragging about armed robbery, aggravated kidnapping, and violation of rights again.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
15 days ago

Perhaps I’m missing something here, but personally I’m well aware that it is both illegal to lie on the gun purchase form and for felons to possess firearms. If you can’t do the time, don’t do the crime, eh? Why all the panties in a bunch? If you don’t agree with the laws and/or regulations vote to change them. At least that is how our representative republic is intended to work. Please hit that thumbs down and make me proud.

Stag
Stag (@eriggle83)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Loving that infringement, eh?

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
15 days ago
Reply to  Stag

Point is, if you don’t like the infringement, change it. That is the system our founding fathers set up. Or move to a country more in line with your values, e.g. China?

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Sounds like China is more your cup of green tea, with all the draconian excess of imprisonment for crimes against the state.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago

See above reply to Stag.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  Stag

Not near as much as I am in love with a system that provides a peaceful way to address grievances and for the citizenry to change what they don’t agree with.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Perhaps the problem lies not in the FBI, ATF, or frankly, Congress, but more in the who. We have chosen, with an emphasis on you chose, to select for your representatives people who installed nefarious people at the helm of those agencies. That is to say, it could be the individuals and not the agency’s mission per se. More over, you selected representatives that have abrogated their responsibilities and handed the power over to agencies to promulgate law via regulation. And not the agency, per se, but what YOU have allowed the agencies to become by YOUR choice of republic’s… Read more »

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Yes its individuals, but in ATF’s case, it is the agency’s mission per se.

Degforyou
Degforyou (@deg4u)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

The 2020 election was fraud all the way around. Everybody knows it was and nobody to stand up for all the people that’s trying to survive this socialist marxis gov.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  Degforyou

Dang, power went out for 11 hours and half the roof blew off the old garage building that I was going to tear down and rebuild next spring. When it gets daylight I have a bunch of tools and stuff to move. Anyway, there is no doubt the 2020 election was fraught with fraud and stolen. Thank God there are many folks brave enough to stand up and try to do their best to address the fraud in a number of key states and by a number of methods. These are the can-do folks and I tip my hat to… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

I hope that you were insured.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

I am insured, but I doubt if the roof on that building was worth anything, especially since it was slated to be demolished and rebuilt next spring. The worse part was the sleepless night waiting for the metal roof on my house to take wings. But it seems to have survived.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

If you tell your insurance company what you wrote here, then you will get little to nothing from them. Which leads to little to nothing to rebuild with.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  Degforyou

Ahem, I think there are even several folks on this very thread who understand it was a fraudulent election. Thank God I’m not just dependent on one man to make the necessary changes, albeit I did vote for for him. I would encourage you to be part of the Convention of States and work toward term limiting, as well as other changes we need. Hopefully, that might partially address the long term shills and grifters in it to line their pockets. May not work and may not be perfect, but it certainly is worth a try before we have another… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Who “we” (as an entire nation) have chosen is part of it, but those chosen are infected with dishonesty and greed that has spread to the nameless, faceless unelected bureaucrats of the many agencies that effect us daily.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  Wild Bill

You have no disagreement from me on that. At this point “We” need to do the COS and elect individuals who have the gumption to remove the individuals you are talking about, Christopher Wray for example. Disband some of the overlapping police state agencies, e.g. DHS, TSA, USPS tracking emails, and others. Do a reset on the FBI. Plus, indict, and if guilty, sentence others, e.g. Comey, Brennan, Clapper (for lying to Congress), Holder, Hilliary, and etc. And who ever was behind the Michael Flynn hoax. Trump did some real amazing things, but definitely dropped the ball on other things… Read more »

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

You should know that an Article V convention is not a convention of the states. Please see US Constitution, Article V.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Bless your heart, I made you proud.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago

Thanks, I can always use another blessing.

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

And unfortunately, thats not the way our republic works anymore, at least not very often.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago

And that is precisely why I subscribe to doing what I can do to restore the republic by voting and supporting the Convention of States organization. To me that presents a better chance of salvaging our republic than grousing or whining ever will accomplish.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill (@wild-bill)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

In an Article V convention, we could loose all of our Rights guarantees.

musicman44mag
musicman44mag (@xman)
15 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

I wonder if either Tishonda or Freddie’s last name was Biden would it matter that they lied on the form?

OreGONE where the previous crack charge probably wouldn’t be considered because now it is legal to use and have in your possession. Gee, I live in OreGONE and all drug use is legal; therefore, I am not a druggie therefore if I say I am not addicted to any ILLEGAL drug I am not lying.

Makes good druggie sense.

OlTrailDog
OlTrailDog (@oltraildog)
14 days ago
Reply to  musicman44mag

Well now, that is all supposings. What is fact is Tis and Fred knowingly broke the law and were called to face the consequences of their decisions. But then again, I believe in responsibility, accepting consequences for choices made, and equal standing before the law.

Russn8r
Russn8r (@russn8r)
14 days ago
Reply to  OlTrailDog

Your wish is my command, Agent, eh?

2gats
2gats (@2-gats)
15 days ago

F atf and their extended families

Montana454Casull
Montana454Casull (@rld454c)
15 days ago

The ATF has been infringing on peoples rights since its inception and it’s time to disband the ATF as they are nothing more than a version of Hitlers SS or brownshirts . They are an ilegitiment over reaching branch of the government that has zero credibility just like the corrupt FBI . These corrupt entities of our government have made themselves enemies of the people and it’s time they are done away with completely .

BadBilly21
BadBilly21 (@scottyjenkinscharter-net)
16 days ago

Why is Ammoland reprinting BATF press releases? There isn’t a government organization working harder to restrict the 2nd Amendment freedoms in America today. Still worse is the unethical, untruthful & illegal methods they use in their crusade.

Deplorable Bill
Deplorable Bill (@deplorable-bill)
16 days ago

The Right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed, the 2A. Government’s LEGAL role related to firearms is clear, they are bound by their oath to the constitution to not infringe on a free American’s right to keep and bear arms. Doesn’t matter if they are or were a felon, a bank robber, a white collar criminal or whatever, the government is not legally allowed to infringe on the right to keep and bear arms. So Turner bought a pistol, lots of people do. So she sold it or traded it or just plain gave… Read more »

uncle dudley
uncle dudley (@rockhouse)
17 days ago

Where did the ATF get the information on the gun sale, they aren’t supposed to keep records when a NICS check is ran, did they scour all the St.Louis FFL dealers checking all the records they are required to keep.
There must be more to this story that we don’t know.

DIYinSTL
DIYinSTL (@diyinstl)
15 days ago
Reply to  uncle dudley

If the handguns were bought new, it is a simple and straightforward process. The ATF looks at the firearm possessed by the convicted felon for maker and serial number and contacts the manufacturer who identifies the distributor who bought it. The distributor reports what gun store it was shipped to and the the store, The Range St. Louis West (nice store, good people there) identifies the purchaser from their records. Not saying the ATF isn’t up to no-good but not necessarily so in this case.

JSStryker
JSStryker (@jsstryker)
15 days ago
Reply to  DIYinSTL

Not to mention if they ran his named it probably tells them he is a convicted felon

Roland T. Gunner
Roland T. Gunner (@freecompanier)
15 days ago
Reply to  DIYinSTL

But that process is not nearly ao straight forward, or even possible, in many cases; where that firearm may have changed hands a dozen times or more over the past hundred years, and may have been msnufactured before serial numbers were required. And that is the way we want to keep it.