Saltillo man in custody in guns, identity case

By NEMS Daily Journal

OXFORD – Thomas Lowell Ketchum of Saltillo faces three federal counts, including using the identification of his dead brother.
Ketchum, 53, was indicted in March 2006 but was not taken into custody until recently. Tuesday he was ordered detained.
Thursday, he will enter a plea to a grand jury indictment charging that, as a convicted felon, he unlawfully possessed four firearms. He also is accused of using credit cards obtained in his deceased brother’s name, and used his brother’s social security card to obtain a passport.
If convicted, Ketchum faces up to 35 years in prison and $750,000 in fines.
His arraignment will be before U.S. Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander in Oxford.

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