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August 16, 2006
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN SENTENCED TO 17 YEARS ON GUN CHARGE
BALTIMORE, Maryland - Sean Davon Scott, age 27, of Baltimore was sentenced today to 17 years in prison, followed by 4 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. In determining the sentence, U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett ruled that Scott was an armed career criminal based on his previous convictions for drug trafficking and assault.
A federal jury convicted Scott on May 3, 2006. According to trial testimony, on August 1, 2005, a Baltimore City Police officer stopped a car with a cracked windshield. The officer went to the driver’s window and saw the front seat passenger, Scott, adjusting an object that was bulging under his t-shirt at his waistband. The officer testified that Scott was shaking and sweating and appeared nervous. Believing that the passenger was armed, the officer called for a backup officer. Upon his arrival, the backup officer asked Scott to get out of the car, and as Scott did so, he put his hands above his head and said, “I’ve got a nine.” The officer frisked Scott and recovered a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his waistband.
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 in this case. Mr. Rosenstein also praised Assistant United States Attorney Richard C. Kay, who prosecuted the case.
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