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District of Maryland

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Capitol Heights Felon Exiled To Over 10 Years In Prison For Illegal Possession Of Firearms

Greenbelt, Maryland - U.S. District Judge Roger W. Titus sentenced Jamal Antwon Holder, age 23, of Capitol Heights, Maryland, today to 125 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, on three counts of being a felon in possession of a gun.

The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.

According to Holder's plea agreement, on November 15, 2011, Holder sold a 12 gauge sawed-off shotgun to a law enforcement source.  On November 16, 2011, Holder sold a bolt action rifle and a 30/30 lever action rifle to the law enforcement source. Finally, on November 17, 2011, Holder sold a .38 caliber revolver to the law enforcement source.  All of these transactions took place at an apartment complex in Capitol Heights.  Each sale was observed by law enforcement officers and was video and/or audio recorded.  After the completion of each transaction, the source met with law enforcement officers and turned over the firearms purchased from Holder.

Holder’s previous felony assault convictions prohibited him from possessing firearms.

United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation.  Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorneys William D. Moomau and Steven E. Swaney, who prosecuted the case.

Updated January 26, 2015