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Firearms charges filed in incident where children were shot

KANSAS CITY, Kan. —Two men involved in a shooting where three children were wounded have been charged with federal firearms violations, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said today.

A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Fabian Dunbar, 25, and Edward Carvin, 26, both of Kansas City, Kan., with one count each of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

Dunbar and Carvin initially were charged Nov. 2 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan. The complaint alleged that on Oct. 20, officers answered a call in Kansas City, Kan., where they found four shooting victims, including a 18-month-old boy, a 2-year-old boy, a 6-year-old girl and an adult male.

The indictment alleges that during the incident, Carvin and Dunbar both unlawfully possessed weapons. They are prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms because they had prior felony convictions.

A federal grand jury meeting in Kansas City, Kan., also returned the following indictments:

* Santos Morales-Najera, 42, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported, and one count of aggravated identity theft. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Nov. 10 in Sedgwick County.

* Jose Manuel Ortiz-Del Rio, 22, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with falsely representing himself to be a U.S. citizen. He was found Nov. 17, in Sedgwick County.

* Sergio Rocha-Ontiveros, 37, is charged with one count of possessing forged Permanent Resident cards and two counts of transferring false Social Security cards and Permanent Resident cards. The crimes are alleged to have occurred Sept. 15 in Johnson County.

* Omar Giles, 30, and Blanca Patricia Lopez-Artrisco, 30, both of Overland Park, are charged with immigration crimes. Giles is charged with five counts of possessing counterfeit Permanent Resident and Social Security cards, and four counts of transferring false documents. Lopez-Artrisco is charged with one count of possessing a counterfeit Permanent Resident card, Social Security card and driver's license. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in March, April, July, September and November 2010 in Wyandotte and Johnson counties.

* Michael Grace, 20, Brendan Connors, 18, David Batson, 20, and Jacob McWhirt, 28, all of Overland Park, are charged with aiding and abetting embezzlement by a bank employee.

They initially were charged Nov. 12. The complaint alleges Grace, an employee of U.S. Bank, was aided by Connors, Batson and McWhirt in embezzling money from the bank. Grace told investigators he had been kidnapped and forced to go to the bank to get money for a robber. In fact, Grace embezzled the funds from the bank with the assistance of the other defendants.

* Vajra A.J. Robinson, 26, and Tanna R. Hess, 30, both of Lawrence, are charged with one count of conspiring to manufacture more than 100 marijuana plants and one count of manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants. The crimes are alleged to have occurred from Jan. 1, 2009, to Aug. 21 in Lawrence.

* Jeronimo Aragon-Aragon, 23, a citizen of Mexico, is charged with one count of knowingly transporting illegal aliens in the United States and one count of unlawfully re-entering the United States after being deported.

The indictment alleges that on Nov. 10, Aragon-Aragon was arrested while transporting nine illegal aliens from Mexico and Guatemala in a 1998 Chrysler minivan.

* Darrell C. Smith, 35, Leavenworth, is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. The crime is alleged to have occurred Aug. 16 in Leavenworth.

* Guadalupe Jimenez-Alcaran, 48, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found Nov. 17 in Johnson County.

* Jose Medrano-Perez, 30, is charged with unlawfully re-entering the United States after being convicted of an aggravated felony and deported. He was found April 9 in Osage County.

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