Sacramento, California - A federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment Thursday against Dezmaighne McClain, 28, of Sacramento, charging him with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney McGregor W. Scott announced.
According to court documents, McClain, while on felony parole, sold a firearm to an individual on July 15, 2019, after leaving the parole office. McClain sold the same individual another firearm on July 30, 2019, and continued to discuss potential firearms sales after that date. McClain is prohibited from possessing firearms based on his prior felony convictions. During the search of McClain’s residence, agents recovered an AR-15 “ghost” gun with no serial number and two other firearms and ammunition.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michele Beckwith is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, McClain faces a maximum statutory penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.