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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possessing Ammunition

Syracuse Man Sentenced to 30 Months Imprisonment

SYRACUSE, NEW YORK – Kawon D. Chavis, 33, of Syracuse, New York was sentenced today to serve thirty (30) months imprisonment followed by three (3) years of supervised release for his possession of ammunition as a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Richard S. Hartunian.

Chavis was arrested by Syracuse Police on August 22, 2015, for possession of a small amount of heroin. Also located in his clothing were five live rounds of .38 caliber ammunition. Federal and state prosecutors reviewed the case as part of ongoing cooperative efforts to combat firearms violence and determined that the defendant should be prosecuted in United State District Court. Chavis, who had previously been convicted of two prior felony level firearms possession offenses, was arrested and charged federally on September 8, 2015.

This case was investigated by The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) and the Syracuse Police Department (SPD) and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Southwick with assistance provided by the Onondaga County District Attorney’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Violent Crime
Updated May 20, 2016