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October 10, 2006
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FELON IN POSSESSION OF A GUN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS
Baltimore, Maryland - Torico Reaves, age 33, of Annapolis, Maryland, was sentenced today to 15 years in prison followed by four years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein. U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. found that Reaves was an armed career criminal based on four prior convictions for robbery with a deadly weapon; felon in possession of a firearm; possession with intent to distribute heroin and resisting arrest.
According to testimony presented at trial on July 24, 2006, Anne Arundel County police officers stopped an automobile driven by Reaves on December 7, 2005 for a traffic violation. The traffic stop followed a citizen’s call to a 911 dispatcher reporting that the caller had witnessed the driver of the car engage in a drug transaction, and that the driver was in possession of a handgun. The officers asked Reaves to step out from the vehicle at which time Reaves raised his hands in the air and stated that he had a gun. As Reaves stepped from the vehicle, officers observed a black handgun on the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The handgun was loaded with 7 rounds of ammunition. Reaves was arrested and $2000 in cash was recovered from the vehicle.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Anne Arundel County Police Department for their investigative work, and commended Assistant United States Attorney Debra Dwyer, who prosecuted the case.
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