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NOVEMBER 16, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BALTIMORE MAN EXILED TO OVER 8 YEARS IN PRISON FOR
ILLEGALLY POSSESSING A FIREARM
Federal Sentence To Be Served Consecutive to the 9 Year Sentence Obtained by the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for a Violation of Probation
Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis sentenced Cory McKenstry, age 28, of Baltimore, today to over eight years in prison followed by three 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. Judge Davis ordered that the federal sentence be served consecutive to the nine year state sentence McKenstry received in September for a probation violation
According to his guilty plea, on March 11, 2005, after seeing drugs in a home where they were investigating the theft of a vehicle’s temporary tag, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at the residence, where Cory McKenstry was an occupant. The search recovered: a Norinco, Model SKS 7.62 caliber semi-automatic rifle; one loaded Davis Industries Model D38, Derringer pistol; one loaded H&R, Model 686 revolver; one digital scale; one clear plastic bag containing over 55 grams of crack cocaine and another bag containing over 11 grams of crack cocaine. Also recovered was mail in the name of Cory McKenstry and two Maryland temporary tags.
Based on his conviction in this case, McKenstry appeared in Baltimore City Circuit Court on September 26, 2007 for a violation of probation related to his 1998 rape conviction, where Judge Allen L. Schwait sentenced him to nine years in prison.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked the Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy and Assistant State’s Attorney Nancy Olin, the Baltimore City Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein commended Assistant United States Attorney James T. Wallner, who prosecuted the case.