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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 31, 2013

Convicted Felon Sentenced To 41 Months In Federal Prison For Illegal Gun Possession


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that NICHOLAS EVANS, 34, of Norwalk, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to 41 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, at approximately 8:00 p.m. on August 23, 2012, EVANS was pursued and then arrested by Bridgeport Police at a residence on Washington Avenue after he discarded a 9mm pistol that was loaded with six rounds of ammunition.  The firearm had an obliterated serial number.

EVANS was previously convicted of narcotics and firearms offenses, and of violating a protective order.  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.

EVANS has been detained since his arrest.  On February 1, 2013, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bridgeport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Vanessa Richards.

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