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Friday, January 24, 2014

Convicted Felon Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison On Firearm Charge

Troy Antley Arrested By Providence Police After State Police Colonel






PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Troy L Antley, 44, of Providence, was sentenced today to the maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha and Providence Police Chief Colonel Hugh T. Clements, Jr.

 Antley was arrested by Providence Police on June 2, 2013, following a brief but violent struggle with officers, after Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven G. O’Donnell spotted Antley walking in the Smith Hill area with a loaded firearm stuck in his waistband.

At sentencing, U.S. District Court William E. Smith also ordered Antley to serve 3 years supervised upon completion of his prison term. Antley pleaded guilty on October 8, 2013, to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to information presented to the court, after spotting Antley with the firearm, Rhode Island State Police Colonel Steven O’Donnell, unarmed at the time, alerted Providence Police and continued to follow Antley. Colonel O’Donnell continued to follow Antley after he entered a vehicle and began to drive away from the area. Responding officers quickly located and blocked Antley’s vehicle. As they did, Antley exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Several officers chased and quickly apprehended Antley, who fought with two of the officers while being detained.

A fully loaded .45 caliber handgun was recovered from the vehicle driven by Antley. The hammer on the gun was cocked back.

According to information presented to the court, Antley was previously convicted in R.I. state court on felony assault, robbery and drug trafficking charges.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Milind M. Shah.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Providence Police in the investigation of this matter.

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Updated June 22, 2015