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Enfield Man Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison for Unlawful Possession of Ammunition

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TYRUS PRUDE, 29, of Enfield, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 21 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for unlawful possession of ammunition.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 19, 2018, law enforcement conducted a court-authorized search of Prude’s Enfield residence and seized six live rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Prude’s criminal history includes state felony convictions for burglary in the third degree and possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle.

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.

On February 20, 2019, Prude pleaded guilty to one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Enfield Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

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 May 29, 2019

Firearms Offenses
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