Federal Weapons Charges Brought Against Eight Evansville Men

            The Department of Justice announced today (Tuesday) that eight people were arrested in Evansville after a federal investigation on weapons charges.
            Sealed indictments were served today, leading to the arrests of 22 year old Deric West, 54 year old Jeffrey Betz, 48 year old Kurtis Black, 32 year old Verdale Fox, 29 year old Larry Lawrence, 26 year old Michael McNary, 31 year old Sendaneo Wallace and 29 year old Terrance Wallace.
            The indictments charged all eight with crimes involving firearms.  Many were charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and several charged with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
            West was charged with being a “straw purchaser”.
            Numerous Tri-State law enforcement agencies were credited in assisting with the investigation.