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Quincy Man Sentenced for Possession of Firearms and Ammunition

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

BOSTON – A Quincy man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Boston in connection with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearms and ammunition.

George J. Perry, 40, who was classified by the Court as an armed career criminal, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Rya W. Zobel to 15 years in prison and three years of supervised release.  In February 2016, Perry pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearms and ammunition.

In February 2015, law enforcement became aware that Perry had assaulted a individual in Waltham with a firearm earlier in the day.  Law enforcement officers located Perry and found in his backpack two loaded semi-automatic firearms.  One of the firearms, a .40 caliber IWI Desert Storm, was loaded with 10 rounds of .40 caliber ammunition.   The other firearm was a 9mm Ruger semi-automatic loaded with 17 rounds of 9mm ammunition.  Perry was later interviewed and admitted to stealing the firearms from another individual earlier in the day.  The other individual, Zeph Pitt, of Waltham, was later located and found to be in possession of five other firearms and thousands of rounds of various caliber ammunition. 

Pitt, a previously convicted felon, was convicted of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition and scheduled to be sentenced in November 2016.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz; Lawrence J. Panetta, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Waltham Police Chief Keith MacPherson, made the announcement today.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Ortiz’s Major Crimes Unit.

Updated August 4, 2016