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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to More Than 3 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Gun Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TIMOTHY STATON, 24, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 37 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegal gun possession.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 13, 2018, Staton fled from Bridgeport Police officers outside of his Bridgeport residence.  During the pursuit, Staton removed a loaded Glock 43 9mm handgun from his waistband and threw it to the ground.  Officers apprehended Staton and retrieved the firearm.

In 2010, Staton was convicted in state court of a felony robbery offense.  In 2014, he was convicted in state court of narcotics, firearm and racketeering offenses.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.

Staton has been detained since his arrest.  On February 25, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Bridgeport Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jocelyn Courtney Kaoutzanis.

This prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Updated June 3, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods