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Jackson Men Indicted on Federal Firearms Charges

JACKSON, Tenn. – Two Jackson men are behind bars facing federal firearms charges.

According to a news release from U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III, Kirby Ross, 20, and Demario Harris, 29, were each indicted by a federal grand jury for firearms related charges.

Ross was indicted on December 17, 2012 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(j), possession of a stolen firearm. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison and three years supervised release.

Harris was indicted on December 17, 2012 for a violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(k), possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number. If convicted he faces up to five years in prison and three years supervised release.

Officials at the U.S. Attorney’s Office said, on October 5, 2012, Ross and Harris were approached by investigators with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department outside a residence in Jackson, Tennessee, on suspicion of drug charges.

Authorities said that Ross was in possession of a Glock, Model 22, .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol that had been reported as stolen. Harris reportedly had possession of a Ruger, Model Security Six .357 revolver with an obliterated serial number.

Ross was scheduled for an initial appearance before U.S. District Judge J. Daniel Breen Friday afternoon. An initial appearance for Harris has not been set.

The case is being investigated by the Jackson Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, and the Multijurisdictional Violent Crime and Gang Task Force. Assistant U.S. Attorney Vic Ivy is prosecuting the case.
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