States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|November 9, 2010||
Project Safe Neighborhoods: STAMFORD MAN SENTENCED TO 63 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR ILLEGALLY POSSESSING FIREARM AND AMMUNITION
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DAMON JOYNER, 37, of Henry Street, Stamford, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 63 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On May 19, 2010, JOYNER pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 9, 2008, JOYNER knowingly possessed a Ruger .22 caliber handgun and 50 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition. Prior to that date, JOYNER had sustained nine felony convictions in State of Connecticut Superior Court, including convictions for larceny, robbery, burglary, possession of narcotics, possession of a firearm without a permit, and escape.
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 matter was investigated by the Stamford Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives pursuant to the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
The Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, 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
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