Multiple firearms indictments to be unsealed
Multiple sealed indictments alleging the illegal possession of firearms are expected to be made public Feb. 3, during hearings in the 196th District Court.
A total of 10 charges against one individual are scheduled to be considered during the hearings, scheduled for 9 a.m. Feb. 3.
The individual named in the indictments is identified on the court’s docket only by his/her initials, ARD, until such time as the charges are unsealed and made public.
All 10 charges are for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and are allegedly involving an offense or offenses on April 30, 2013.
The charges are third degree felonies, each punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from two to 10 years in prison and an optional fine of up to $10,000.
A grand jury can either issue indictments — or “true bills” — or determine its investigation did not find sufficient evidence to issue an indictment, in which case a “no bill” is issued.
The indictments are issued open and made public, or are issued sealed if the subject named in the indictment has yet to be arrested and arraigned on the pending charge.