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Baltimore Armed Career Criminal Exiled to 15 Years in Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maryland
Defendant had Seven Previous Convictions on Drug and Gun Charges

Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz sentenced Barry Terry, age 39, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.


The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.


According to the evidence presented at his two-day trial, in the summer of 2015 a Baltimore City Watch camera operator saw Terry walking through a Baltimore City park with what appeared to be a gun in the waistband of his pants. The operated directed Baltimore Police officers to the location. When officers approached Terry to investigate, Terry fled, throwing something in the direction of a clothes donation box. Terry was apprehended and police located a loaded pistol where Terry had thrown the object as he was running away.


As a result of seven previous felony convictions, Terry was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.


United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorneys Patricia C. McLane and Zachary B. Stendig, who prosecuted the case.

Updated March 16, 2017

Firearms Offenses