HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that on June 9, 2020, U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann sentenced Robert Carl Eaton, III, age 26, of York, Pennsylvania, to 48 months’ imprisonment for unlawful possession of a firearm.
According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Eaton pleaded guilty to a felony indictment admitting that he possessed a Smith and Wesson 9mm loaded firearm as a convicted felon on October 24, 2017, in York County. Eaton was ordered to pay a $400 fine and serve three years of supervised release after his four-year prison term.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the York County Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney James T. Clancy prosecuted the case.
This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.
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