Connecticut News: Bridgeport Man, TIMOTHY STATON Pleads Guilty to Illegal Gun Possession

ConnecticutJohn H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that TIMOTHY STATON, 23, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 13, 2018, Staton fled from Bridgeport Police officers outside of his Bridgeport residence. During the pursuit, Staton removed a Glock 43 9mm handgun and threw it to the ground.

In 2010, Staton was convicted in state court of a felony robbery offense. In 2014, he was convicted in state court of felony narcotics, firearm and racketeering offenses.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Staton is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on May 20, 2019, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Staton has been detained since his arrest on September 13, 2018,

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on February 26, 2019.