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Baltimore Man Exiled to over 14 Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 8, 2008

Baltimore, Maryland - U.S. District Judge William D. Quarles, Jr. sentenced Antwan Jones, age 38, of Baltimore today to 170 months 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. Judge Quarles enhanced Jones’ sentence upon finding that he is an armed career criminal based on one prior felony conviction for armed robbery, and two prior felony convictions for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

According to the guilty plea, on February 1, 2006, police officers saw Jones purchase ecstasy in the 800 Block of North Milton Avenue in East Baltimore. Police officers followed Jones and stopped his car in the 2700 block of McElderry Street, in Baltimore. Jones exited his car and was searched by officers, who recovered a loaded handgun in his waistband.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein thanked Baltimore City State’s Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy, Special Assistant United States Attorney Traci Robinson, a cross-designated Baltimore City Assistant State’s Attorney assigned to EXILE cases, 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 U.S. Attorneys Bryan Giblin, Kwame Manley and Paul Tiao, who prosecuted the case.

 

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