States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 30, 2010||
NORWALK FELON INVOLVED IN VIOLENT CARJACKING SENTENCED TO MORE THAN NINE YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHAUNCEY MOORE, 37, of Norwalk, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 110 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On March 13, 2007, MOORE pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 22, 2002, MOORE committed an armed robbery in South Norwalk. He then left the scene and jumped into the bed of a pick-up truck and demanded that the driver take him to a specified destination. When the driver eventually refused, MOORE drew his gun and fired a shot through the cab window, narrowly missing the driver. MOORE then crawled through the broken window into the passenger cab, wrestled with the driver, and ultimately climbed out of the truck and fled on foot. MOORE was ultimately apprehended by Norwalk Police, who also recovered the loaded firearm used during the robbery and carjacking, which the defendant had abandoned.
Prior to September 22, 2002, MOORE had been convicted of several felony 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.
MOORE has been detained since September 24, 2002.
This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Norwalk Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul Murphy.
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