KANSAS CITY, KAN. --- Derrick L. Freeman, 28, Kansas City, Kan., Joe Freeman, 33, Kansas City, Kan., and Jeffrey B. Jackson, 47, Kansas City, Kan., are charged in a superseding indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
In addition, Derrick Freeman and Jeffrey Jackson are charged with one count of brandishing and discharging a firearm.
In addition, Derrick Freeman is charged with one count of carjacking, two counts of brandishing and discharging a firearm, and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.
The crimes are alleged to have occurred in May 2013 in Kansas City, Kan.
The defendants initially were charged in a criminal complaint filed June 5 in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan.
The indictment alleges the defendants arranged to buy synthetic marijuana from a man in Kansas City, Kan. Once at his home, they threatened him with a gun and stole his money.
Upon conviction, the crimes carry the following penalties:
- Conspiracy: A maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a fine up to $250,000
- Brandishing and discharging a firearm in a crime of violence: Not less than 10 years and not more than life and a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Conviction for a second or subsequent conviction: Not less than 25 years and a fine up to $250,000.
- Carjacking: A maximum penalty of 15 years and a fine up to $250,000.
- Unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction: A maximum penalty of 10 years and a fine up to $250,000.
They are innocent until proven guilty.