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Worcester Man Indicted for Illegal Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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

BOSTON – A Worcester man was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a convicted felon.

Terrence Kenol, 24, was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. On Sept. 3, 2021, Kenol was arrested and is currently in state custody. He will make an appearance in federal court in Worcester at a later date.

According to the charging documents, on Sept. 3, 2021, Kenol was found in possession of a firearm and a loaded magazine in his vehicle. At the time of the offense, Kenol was on probation for a prior state conviction for kidnapping and assault and battery. 

The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel R. Mendell; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle L. Dineen Jerrett of Mendell’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case. 

The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Updated October 7, 2021

Firearms Offenses