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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 12, 2014

New Haven Man Sentenced To 51 Months In Federal Prison For Illegally Possessing Firearms


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that on Wednesday, September 10, MARQUIS MITCHELL, 23, of New Haven, was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to 51 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing firearms.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 3, 2014, MITCHELL helped an associate sell a sawed-off shotgun to another individual.  MITCHELL had stored the firearm in his residence.  On March 28, 2014, law enforcement executed a search warrant at MITCHELL’s residence and found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun with an obliterated serial number in his bedroom.

MITCHELL has prior felony convictions for third degree burglary and first degree unlawful restraint.

On June 3, 2014, MITCHELL pleaded guilty to two counts of possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

This matter was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the New Haven Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert M. Spector.

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U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
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