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Hinesville man faces federal indictment on gun charge
justice department

SAVANNAH - Six defendants, including a Hinesville man, are among those facing federal charges including illegal possession of firearms after separate indictments by a grand jury in the Southern District of Georgia.

The indicted cases are being investigated as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods in collaboration with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the FBI, to reduce violent crime with measures that include targeting convicted felons who illegally carry guns.

“As many of our communities continue to fight violent crime, it is vital that law enforcement agencies work together to remove criminals with guns from our streets,” said David H. Estes, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. “We will continue to hold accountable those who endanger our neighborhoods by illegally possessing and using firearms.”

Donald D. Walker, 27, of Hinesville, was charged for false statement during the attempted purchase of a firearm.

Other defendants named in federal indictments from the September 2022 term of the U.S. District Court grand jury include:

• Terran L. Jones, 25, of Fort Myers, Fla., charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, and using and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

• Joshua Jerome Russell, 27, of Swainsboro, charged with possession of a firearm in a school zone, and discharge of a firearm in a school zone;

• Windsor Hodge, 64, of Martinez, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

• Nicholas Robinson, 22, of Savannah, charged with three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon;

• Carl Williams, 52, of Savannah, charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Criminal indictments contain only charges; defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

In the past four years, more than 770 defendants have been federally charged in the Southern District of Georgia for illegal firearms offenses – most often for possessing a firearm after conviction for a previous felony.

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