Lexington Park Man Sentenced for Gun Charges and Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced William Terrance Proctor, a/k/a “Boobie,” and “Booby,” age 32, of Lexington Park, Maryland, today to 78 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for aiding and abetting the theft of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, unlawful sale of a firearm to a prohibited person; and receipt, possession and transportation of contraband cigarettes.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; St. Mary’s County Sheriff Tim Cameron; Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry; and Colonel William M. Pallozzi, Superintendent of the Maryland State Police.
According to his plea agreement, on October 27, 2012, individuals who stole approximately 48 firearms from a gun shop in Lexington Park transported the guns to Proctor’s residence. Knowing that the guns were stolen, Proctor agreed to store the guns at his house. Thereafter and until June 2014, Proctor arranged for the sale of approximately 45 of the stolen firearms.
On March 20, 2014, Proctor sold a rifle for $1,000 which had a barrel measuring less than 16 inches. From April to June, 2014, Proctor sold seven more firearms in exchange for contraband cigarettes – that is, cigarettes for which the applicable Maryland cigarette taxes were not paid. Of those seven firearms, two were stolen during the 2012 theft from the Tackle Box. Proctor knowingly sold them to an individual who had been previously convicted of a felony. Proctor then sold most of the contraband cigarettes.
On June 27, 2014, Proctor was arrested in Maryland in connection with his attempt to sell an eighth firearm in exchange for contraband cigarettes.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, St. Mary’s County and Charles County Sheriffs’ Offices and Maryland State Police for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Deborah A. Johnston, who prosecuted the case.