A Wills Point man has pleaded guilty to possessing a short barrel shotgun.
According to U.S. Attorney John Bales, 36-year-old Michael Jack Callaway pleaded guilty Thursday to the felony offense of possessing an unregistered short barrel shotgun. A federal grand jury indicted Callaway for the offense on November 7, 2012. Callaway admitted that on August 22, 2012, members of the Van Zandt County Drug Task Force found a short barrel shotgun among  numerous rifles, pistols, and shotguns, as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition, during the execution of a search warrant at his residence in Wills Point. Callaway must forfeit the seized weapons and ammunition to the United States Attorney’s Office.
Callaway is facing up to ten years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine.
A sentencing hearing date has not been set.
The case was investigated by the Van Zandt County Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.