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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 30, 2021

Felon Admits Possessing Handgun in Groton

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JONATHAN COLON, 29, formerly of Meriden, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport to possession of a firearm by a felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 5, 2018, Colon was arrested at a hotel in Groton where he possessed a Springfield Armory .45 caliber semiautomatic handgun.

Colon’s criminal history includes a state felony conviction for a robbery offense.  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.

Judge Underhill scheduled sentencing for August 10, 2021, at which time Colon faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.  Colon is released pending sentencing.

This investigation has been conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Town of Groton Police Department and New London Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Lauren C. Clark.

This case 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.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
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Updated April 30, 2021