Baltimore Felon Exiled to 10 Years in Prison for Possessing a Gun

January 4, 2012

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Benson E. Legg sentenced Darryl Carter, age 48, of Baltimore, today to 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a gun.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Acting Special Agent in Charge Debbie D. Bullock of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III of the Baltimore City Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein.

According to his plea agreement, on August 6, 2010 Carter was riding a bike in the 1700 block of Oliver Street in Baltimore, holding a pistol in his right hand. Upon seeing a police car, he placed the pistol in the waistband of his shorts and attempted to flee. Police officers chased Carter on foot and Carter struggled with the officers in resisting arrest. During the struggle, the pistol fell out of Carter’s waistband. Officers seized the pistol and five gel caps of heroin, two bags of cocaine and $611 from Carter. Carter was previously convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore City Police Department; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in this investigation and prosecution. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys Clinton Fuchs and Michael Grady, who prosecuted the case.

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