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September 8, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE FELON IN POSSESSION OF A GUN
SENTENCED TO 8 YEARS
Baltimore, Maryland - Carvell Larry Jones, age 36, of Baltimore, was sentenced today to 96 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett enhanced Jones’ sentence upon determining that Jones is an armed career criminal, based on three prior convictions for violent felonies or serious drug offenses.
According to the statement of facts presented to the court on May 1, 2006 at his guilty plea, Baltimore City police officers observed Jones on June 3, 2005 on the 1300 block of Rosedale Street, Baltimore, engaging in what appeared to be a narcotics transaction with two other individuals. When the officers emerged and one of the individuals yelled “Knockers,” which is a street term for police, Jones began walking swiftly away. Two police officers arrested Jones and a search revealed two orange top vials in his right hand containing 1.73 grams of cocaine base, and a loaded H&K 9mm Parabellum handgun.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Baltimore City Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Jefferson M. Gray, who prosecuted the case.
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