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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

New Haven Man Sentenced To 8 Years In Federal Prison For Illegal Gun Possession


Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAROD BROWN, 44, of New Haven, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.  On November 14, 2013, a jury found BROWN guilty of the offense.

According to evidence introduced at trial, on April 5, 2011, BROWN fled from New Haven Police after a routine traffic stop.  BROWN initially rammed a police car and engaged police in a car chase.  He then exited the car and engaged police in a foot chase during which he discarded a loaded 9mm pistol in the yard of a residence on Elm Street.  BROWN was apprehended and the firearm was recovered.

BROWN’s criminal history includes convictions for larceny, narcotics and firearms offenses.  In 1993, BROWN was sentenced in New Haven federal court to 92 months of imprisonment for possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.

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.

BROWN has been detained since his arrest.

This matter was investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jonathan Francis and Rahul Kale.

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