Beaumont woman facing federal gun charges

Published 7:39 pm Thursday, August 16, 2007

BEAUMONT — United States Attorney John Ratcliffe announced Thursday that a 46-year-old Beaumont woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.

Donna Lynn Baine was charged with possessing multiple firearms and explosive devices after being previously convicted of two felony drug offenses in 2006.

According to court documents, a search warrant was executed on Aug. 7, at Baine’s residence during which officers recovered 35 firearms, several explosive devices and numerous rounds of ammunition.

If convicted, Baine faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine not to exceed $250,000.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michelle Englade.

A grand jury indictment is not evidence of guilt. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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