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Killingly Man Who Provided Firearm to Convicted Felon is Sentenced

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ALBERT BONNER, 31, of Killingly, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to eight months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 4, 2017, law enforcement officers removed a loaded Beretta 9mm Nano handgun and an improvised explosive device from the Killingly home of Blain Kollbeck   The handgun had an obliterated serial number, and was repainted orange.  The investigation revealed that BONNER was the registered owner of the gun, and that BONNER provided the gun to Kollbeck, who BONNER knew was a convicted felon.

On July 31, 2017, BONNER pleaded guilty to one count of providing a firearm to a convicted felon.

Kollbeck, 33, was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on January 10, 2017.  On December 18, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  He is released on $100,000 bond pending sentencing, which is scheduled for March 12, 2018.

This matter has been investigated by the Connecticut State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anastasia E. King.

Updated December 22, 2017

Firearms Offenses