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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 22, 2020

New Haven Man Sentenced to 92 Months in Prison for Illegal Gun Possession, Violating Supervised Release

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that JAYREN JAKAR WYNN, 30, of New Haven, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 92 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm, and for violating the conditions of his supervised release from a prior federal conviction.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on January 7, 2015, Wynn was sentenced in Hartford federal court to 14 months of imprisonment, followed by four years of supervised release, for distributing crack cocaine in The Hill neighborhood in New Haven.  He was released from federal prison in July 2016.

On July 12, 2018, New Haven Police detectives performed a traffic stop of a vehicle that Wynn was operating.  A subsequent search of the vehicle revealed a loaded Hi-Point CF380 handgun and a quantity of marijuana.

In addition to his prior federal conviction, Wynn’s criminal history includes state felony convictions for assault and firearm 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.

Wynn has been detained since July 12, 2018.  On August 29, 2019, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and admitted that he violated the conditions of his federal supervised release.

Judge Bryant sentenced Wynn to 78 months of imprisonment for possessing a firearm, and a consecutive 14 months of imprisonment for violating his supervised release.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s New Haven Safe Streets/Gang Task Force and the New Haven Police Department.  The case was 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 neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated January 22, 2020