Concord Man Pleads Guilty To Unlawfully Possessing Firearms And Ammunition
CONCORD - Nathaniel Carr, 24, of Concord, pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition by a prohibited person, announced United States Attorney Scott W. Murray.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 1, 2018, a police officer saw a Chevrolet Trailblazer with expired temporary license plates, driven by Carr, exit a convenience store’s parking lot on Loudon Road. A police officer later located the vehicle, with Carr sitting in the driver’s seat, in another parking lot on Loudon Road. At that location, the police officer parked behind the Trailblazer. When Carr opened the driver’s door, the police officer saw a .22 caliber revolver in the pocket of the driver’s door and a box of .22 caliber ammunition in front of the front passenger seat. As a previously-convicted felon, Carr is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition.
While later executing a warrant to search Carr’s residence on August 24, 2018, the Concord Police Department found 20 rounds of .380 caliber ammunition and 31 rounds of .38 caliber ammunition in a safe; a .380 caliber pistol and 30 rounds .380 caliber ammunition in a backpack; and a .12 gauge shotgun shell in Carr’s bedroom.
Carr will be sentenced on March 13, 2019.
“Keeping guns out of the hands of criminals is necessary in order to keep our community safe,” said U.S. Attorney Murray. “In order to reduce violent crime, we will work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify, prosecute, and incarcerate criminals who possess firearms.”
This matter was investigated by the Concord Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Anna Krasinski is prosecuting the case.
The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.