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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 2, 2018

Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 15 Years’ Imprisonment For Firearms Charges

HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Saquan Parker, age 34, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on February 1, 2018, by United States District Court Judge Yvette Kane to 180 months’ imprisonment for firearm charges.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, on August 18, 2015, Parker and co-defendant Jordan Keys tried to sell four stolen firearms (CBC .22 caliber rifle, Remington 12 gauge shotgun, Winchester 30/30 rifle, and a Marlin .22 caliber rifle) to a pawn broker in Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County. Parker and Keys were arrested at that time by the Susquehanna Township Police Department. Parker was a convicted felon who illegally possessed the four stolen firearms.

Keys was sentenced on November 16, 2017, to 36 months’ imprisonment.

This case was brought as part of the Violent Crime Reduction Partnership (“VCRP”), a district wide initiative to combat the spread of violent crime in the Middle District of Pennsylvania. Led by the United States Attorney’s Office, the VCRP consists of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies whose mission is to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who commit violent crimes with firearms.

The investigation was conducted by Harrisburg Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Susquehanna Township and Fairview Township Police Departments. Assistant United States Attorneys William Behe and Michelle Olshefski prosecuted the case.

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Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated February 2, 2018