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

Monday, July 2, 2018

New Haven Man Charged with Illegal Gun Possession

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that a grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment today charging ANTHONY DUNCAN, also known as “Heavy D,” 31, of New Haven, with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

As alleged in the indictment, on November 24, 2017, in New Haven, DUNCAN possessed a loaded Smith and Wesson M&P Shield .40 caliber handgun.  Prior to that date, DUNCAN had been convicted in state court of felony drug, robbery and weapon 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.

If convicted of the charge, DUNCAN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

DUNCAN has been detained since June 26, 2018, when he was arrested on a federal criminal complaint.      

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  A defendant is entitled to a fair trial at which it is the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

This investigation is being conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patricia Stolfi Collins.

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 our neighborhoods safer for everyone.

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated July 2, 2018