BEAUMONT, Texas – A 39-year-old Vidor, Texas man has been
indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with firearms violations in the
Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today.
Brandon Aaron Holeman was named in
a three-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Mar. 6, 2019,
charging him with two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and
one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.
The indictment alleges that on two
separate occasions, Dec. 12, 2018, and Feb. 2, 2019, Holeman was pulled over by
law enforcement in Vidor and during both traffic stops, Holeman attempted to
evade police and was arrested after brief pursuits. Holeman was also in
possession of firearms during both traffic stops, for a total of two revolvers,
a pistol, and a sawed-off shotgun. Further investigation revealed Holeman
is a convicted felon and prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or
If convicted, Holeman faces up to
10 years in federal prison.
This case is being investigated by
the Vidor Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and
Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Russell James.
It is important to note that a
complaint, arrest, or indictment should not be considered as evidence of guilt
and that all persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven
guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Public Information Officer/Law Enforcement Coordinator
U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Texas