Waterbury Man Sentenced for Illegal Gun Possession

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RYAN GRAY, 24, of Waterbury, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 15 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 30, 2019, Gray possessed two loaded handguns in Waterbury.

Grays’ criminal history includes state felony convictions for firearms, robbery and larceny 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.

Gray has been detained since his arrest by Waterbury Police on January 30, 2019.  On August 8, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the Waterbury Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Heather Cherry.

This prosecution has been brought though 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.

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