Duluth Felon Indicted on Multiple Charges

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Felon Indicted on Multiple Charges

June 28, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 10:21 AM CST

Minneapolis, MN (NNCNOW.com) ---- A federal indictment released Friday charges a Duluth felon with carjacking, possessing a nine-millimeter pistol as well as possession of methamphetamine.

The indictment charges 34-year-old Elfred William Petruk with one count of carjacking, one count of conspiracy to possess meth, one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

The indictment alleges that Petruk forcefully took a pickup truck in June of 2012. It also states that from the Fall of 2012 through March of 2013, Petruk worked with others to possess meth, and that on March 27, he possessed with intent to distribute five or more grams of meth.

Petruk has a lengthy criminal record, and because he is a felon, he is prohibited under federal law from possessing a firearm at anytime.

On December 4, 2012, Petruk had a nine-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol in his possession

Because of Petruk's prior convictions, including burglary and assault charges, he is now subject to the federal Armed Career Criminal Act. That act mandates a minimum of 15 years in federal prison for anyone subsequently convicted in federal court for being a felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Any sentence would be determined by a federal district court judge if Petruk is convicted or pleads guilty to the charges now filed against him.

If convicted, Petruk faces a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison for carjacking, and 40 years on each of the two remaining counts.

Posted to the web by Raeanna Marnati
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