Stanberry Man Faces Federal Weapons Indictment

A Stanberry man has been indicted by a federal grand jury today for illegally possessing an unregistered sawed-off shotgun.

44 year old Erin L. Graves was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury.

The indictment alleges that Graves was in possession of a Remington 20-gauge shotgun, which had a barrel of less than 18 inches in length, on January 15th. Graves is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of possessing an unregistered firearm.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Graves has five prior felony convictions for stealing, two prior felony convictions for driving while suspended or revoked, two prior felony convictions for tampering with a motor vehicle, two prior felony convictions for burglary, and prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.