JoeVon Jackson, 21, and Ke’Sean Moses, 22, enter pleas in separate federal cases for lying while trying to buy guns
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two men pleaded guilty to various counts in federal court Friday for lied about buying guns.
Joe Von Jackson, 21, of Youngstown, pleaded guilty to U.S. Judge Pamela A. Barker for making a false testimony in acquiring a firearm. He is expected to be sentenced on March 23.
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Ke’Sean Moses, 22, of Austintown, also pleaded guilty before US Judge James Gwin. He is expected to be sentenced on March 24th.
Jackson is accused of receiving a .40 caliber Glock semi-automatic pistol from James Boring, 34, on July 2nd. An indictment said Boring bought the gun from a Boardman gun shop but told them he was buying the gun for himself. Instead, according to the prosecution, he gave the gun to Jackson.
Jackson and a woman were charged with criminal assault, improperly firing a firearm at or into an apartment, and improper handling of firearms in a motor vehicle in February 2020 for gunning down a house on Rhoda Avenue on the west side on January 14, 2020.
The charges include allegations that a firearm was used in the crime, as well as a five-year prescription about shooting while driving by. No one was injured in that shooting.
While Jackson was bailed in the case, he was arrested for drug offenses in May 2020 after a traffic stop by Youngstown Police on Albert Street and Victor Avenue. At the traffic control, the police found fentanyl, it said.
Jackson was charged with drug possession, a fifth degree felony, on bail of $ 7,500 after being indicted in a city court and indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury on June 23, 2020. However, he never appeared for his indictment, so in this case an arrest warrant was issued against him as well as the gun trial for violating his bond.
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Both cases are pending before the joint appellate court.
Since Jackson faces serious criminal charges in two separate cases, he is not allowed to own a firearm.
Boring’s case is still pending in federal court.
Moses is charged with buying a 7.62mm AK-47 semi-automatic rifle from a gun shop on Mahoning Avenue in Austintown on February 12, 2020 and, according to the indictment, lied about who it was for in his case bought the gun.
The indictment states that Moses bought the rifle for someone else, but the indictment does not state who he bought it for.