CONCORD – Jafet Centeno, 23, of Manchester, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Monday and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
Centeno initially was charged by complaint and brought into custody last week. He is detained pending trial.
The original complaint filed in court alleges that on April 1, 2021 officers executed a state search warrant at Centeno’s residence. During the search, officers seized a loaded firearm and ammunition. The complaint alleged that Centeno is prohibited from possessing a firearm due to previous felony convictions in 2017.
The charges in the indictment are only allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Manchester Police Department.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Krasinski.