Perry County teens indicted on federal explosives, firearms charges

BENTON — A federal grand jury in Benton recently indicted two Perry County men on explosives and firearm charges in a three-count indictment.

U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton announced Wednesday that Count 1 and Count 2 charges that on Aug. 5, 19-year-old Freedom C. Davis, of Tamaroa, and 19-year-old Samuel L. Dunson of DuQuoin knew they possessed an improvised explosive incendiary device that had not been registered to either of them in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record in violation of federal law.

Count 3 charges that on Aug. 5, Dunson knew he possessed a gun made from a Revelation model 350M shotgun, with a barrel of 18 inches – commonly referred to as a sawed-off shotgun – that had not been registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record in violation of federal law.

Wigginton says each Count carries a possible penalty of up to 10 years in prison, no more than three years of supervised release and up to a $250,000 fine.