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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 15, 2015

Norwalk Man Sentenced to 57 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing Stolen Gun

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JACOB KEELS, 33, of Norwalk, was sentenced yesterday by Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for possessing a stolen firearm.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in the early morning hours of October 17, 2013, KEELS attempted to flee from Norwalk Police on South Main Street.  As KEELS was being apprehended, a .22 caliber revolver dropped from his waistband.  The firearm had been reported stolen in Bethel.

KEELS’ criminal history includes multiple felony narcotics convictions.

KEELS has been detained since his arrest.  On February 5, 2015, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

This matter was investigated by the Norwalk Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Vanessa Richards.

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Updated May 15, 2015