Federal jury finds robbery suspect guilty on pair of firearms charges

Melvin Bowling

A man accused of the 2018 robberies of Ultimate Stop, Montague, and Doug’s Peach Orchard, Terral, OK, was convicted in federal court on Sept. 11 on two federal firearms charges.
District Attorney Casey Polhemus reported Melvin Mark Dewayne Bowling was convicted in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. In a one-day trial, federal prosecutors presented evidence Bowling possessed a firearm as a convicted felon, and knowingly transported a stolen firearm in interstate commerce. The jury returned unanimous guilty verdicts on both federal counts in less than 15 minutes.
The charges stem from the robberies of the two area businesses back in June of 2018. Bowling, 39 at the time of the incident, was from Nederland, TX.

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