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Farrell man involved in shootout pleads guilty to federal charge

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A Mercer County resident involved in a shootout has been convicted on a federal firearm charge.

Ralph Samuels, Jr., 50, of Farrell, appeared before a judge in U.S. District Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

During the early morning hours of Oct. 3, 2012, Samuels, who has a prior felony conviction in Ohio, engaged in a gunfight with Daniel Odem, Jr.

Both Odem and Samuels fired shots at each other, and both were wounded in the shootout. The shootout stemmed from a bar fight earlier that evening between Deandre Chambers and Corey Odem at Rockabilly’s Bar.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 10, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. The law provides for a total sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, or both.

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