States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|October 7, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: BRIDGEPORT MAN SENTENCED TO FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGAL AMMUNITION POSSESSION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JASON MARRERO, 26, of Kent Street, Bridgeport, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet C. Hall in Bridgeport to 27 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On June 28, 2010, MARRERO pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in the evening of October 1, 2009, law enforcement officers in Bridgeport conducted a traffic stop of a car that MARRERO was driving. After he was pulled over, MARRERO fled by driving his vehicle with the lights off at a high rate of speed through the city. MARRERO was apprehended and, during a search, officers discovered eight rounds of Remington .45 caliber ammunition in MARRERO’s pants pocket.
Prior to October 1, 2009, MARRERO had been convicted of a felony offense. 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.
This case was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Felice Duffy as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents of Connecticut’s cities. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Department of Justice
Project Safe Neighborhoods