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Reidsville man indicted for possession of firearms

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REIDSVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

Robert Beecher, 60, was indicted in June by a federal grand jury sitting in Savannah for possessing several firearms as a convicted felon.

Beecher faces a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison if it is determined that he has three qualifying felony convictions and is classified as an Armed Career Criminal under federal law.

Evidence presented at the federal courthouse in Statesboro, GA, established that Beecher had multiple felony convictions dating back to the 1970s, including convictions for arson, burglary, and aggravated assault.

Testimony during the hearing also revealed that Beecher was in possession of multiple firearms at his residence in Reidsville on May 7, 2014, the day of his arrest.

Based on the evidence presented during Beecher's detention hearing, U. S. Magistrate Judge G.R. Smith ordered Beecher detained pending trial.

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