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BALTIMORE FELON EXILED TO 15 YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSING A GUN

             

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2013

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Raymon Lee, age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a gun. Judge Bredar enhanced Lee’s sentence upon finding that Lee is an armed career criminal based on three previous drug and violent felony convictions.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler; Baltimore City State’s Attorney Gregg L. Bernstein; and Baltimore Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts.

According to his plea agreement, on December 8, 2011 Baltimore police officers saw Lee walking in the area of Hayward and Denmore Avenues in Baltimore. Information had recently been provided that Lee was being sought for questioning as a person of interest in a shooting investigation. When one of the officers approached Lee and advised that a detective wanted to speak with him in reference to an investigation, Lee attempted to run. Lee reached into his pants and removed a loaded handgun, throwing it over a parked minivan onto the sidewalk. After a struggle, Lee was arrested and the officers recovered the handgun and ammunition. Lee had previously been convicted of a felony and was prohibited from possessing a gun.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Maryland Attorney General’s Office, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney's Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Special Assistant United States Attorney Gerald A. A. Collins, a cross designated Maryland Assistant Attorney General assigned to Exile cases, who prosecuted the case.

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