McNairy County men indicted on federal firearms charges
A federal grand jury returned an indictment against two McNairy county men on charges of being felons in possession of firearms. D. Michael Dunavant, U. S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the indictments Wednesday.
Dunavant’s office said that according to the indictment, Chaderick McClain, 27, of Selmer, and Corey Mayfield, 43, of Ramer, were charged with two counts of possessing a firearm transported in interstate commerce after being convicted of a felony.
This case was investigated by the McNairy County Sheriff’s Office; Selmer Police Department; and Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force; along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
“We appreciate the cooperation and assistance of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in addressing these career criminals and helping us keep them off the streets,” said McNairy County Sheriff Guy Buck.
“We hope this sends a message to criminals who have guns,” said Assistant Chief Kim Holley of the Selmer Police Department.
Dunavant said, “Felons with multiple prior convictions present a public safety risk in West Tennessee, and will be held accountable for illegal possession of firearms.”
If convicted, each defendant faces up to 10 years imprisonment, three years supervised released and $250,000 fine.