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New Haven Teen Pleads Guilty to Firearm Offense

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that ARMOND TROUTMAN, 19, of New Haven, pleaded guilty today in Hartford federal court to possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on February 7, 2019, Troutman was arrested by New Haven Police after a search of his bedroom revealed a Colt .45 caliber handgun and an unloaded 9mm Sig Sauer magazine.  Later that day, officers conducted a search of the basement of Troutman’s home and located a .40 caliber Taurus semi-automatic pistol with an obliterated serial number.  A subsequent search of Troutman’s phone revealed numerous videos and pictures of Troutman holding the Taurus firearm.

Troutman is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on January 22, 2020, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

This matter is being investigated by the New Haven Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with the assistance of the New Haven State’s Attorney’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Maria del Pilar Gonzalez and Sarah P. Karwan.

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.

Updated August 29, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods