U.S. Department of Justice
Peter F. Neronha
United States Attorney
District of Rhode Island
June 6, 2013
Convicted Felon Charged in Federal Court with Possession of a Firearm
Troy Antley detained by Providence Police after R.I. State Police Colonel
allegedly spots Antley walking with a firearm tucked in his waistband
PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Troy L Antley, 44, of Providence, is scheduled to make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Providence on June 12, 2013, charged by way of a federal criminal complaint with being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr.
Antley was arrested by Providence Police on June 2, 2013, following a brief but violent struggle with officers after Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell spotted Antley allegedly walking in Providence with a firearm stuck in his waistband.
According to an affidavit in support of a criminal complaint filed with the court, Colonel O’Donnell, unarmed at the time, alerted Providence Police and continued to follow Antley while relaying his observations. Colonel O’Donnell continued to follow Antley as Antley allegedly entered a vehicle and began to drive away from the area.
According to the affidavit, responding officers quickly located and blocked Antley’s vehicle. As they did, Antley allegedly exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers chased and quickly apprehended Antley, who allegedly fought with two of the officers while being arrested.
A fully loaded .45 caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle allegedly driven by Antley. The hammer on the gun was cocked back. An examination of the firearm by ATF revealed that the fiream had been reported stolen.
According to information presented to the court, Antley was previously convicted in R.I. state court on felony charges for robbery, drug trafficking and assault with a dangerous weapon.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Milind M. Shah
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