Federal grand jury indicts man on firearms, mail theft charges in Salem

Roanoke Valley News

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ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A man was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for possession of a firearm and possession of stolen mail intended for numerous Salem addresses from back in January.

According to indictment documents filed with the U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office in Roanoke on Thursday, Feb. 25, the grand jury charged that DeAngelo Ramsey — aware he had been convicted by a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than a year — knowingly possessed a firearm around Jan. 7.

In addition, the court records say grand jury further charged that Ramsey unlawfully possessed numerous pieces of mail around Jan. 7, “which had been stolen, taken, embezzled and abstracted from a letter box or mail receptacle, which was an authorized depository for mail matter, knowing said items to have been stolen, taken, embezzled and abstracted from an authorized depository for mail matter.”

The pieces of mail listed in the court documents were addressed to a number of businesses and other places in Salem.

Upon his conviction for at least one of the felony offenses listed in the indictment, officials say Ramsey shall forfeit any firearms used to commit the offenses, as well as any ammunition, magazines, and accessories associated with the firearms.

However, if Ramsey does not forfeit those items, the court says the United States will seek forfeiture of any other property from the defendant up to the value of the requested items.

You can read the full court documents here:

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