Felon and escapee sentenced for gun crime
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – A 39-year-old Corpus Christi resident has been ordered to federal prison after unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Jennifer B. Lowery.
Jacob Andrew Rosenblum pleaded guilty Sept. 23, 2021.
Today, U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos ordered him to serve a 77-month sentence to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release. At the hearing, the court heard additional information detailing Rosenblum’s extensive criminal history, including a recent successful escape from local law enforcement custody after being placed under arrest for an unrelated offense.
On March 29, 2021, authorities observed Rosenblum attempting to break into a storage container. As they approached, he fled which led to a brief foot pursuit.
Law enforcement began to detain him, but quickly observed him attempting to move his hands towards his waistband. Officers then located a revolver containing five rounds of ammunition concealed within his waistband area.
They also found to be in possession of multiple locks and a master key. The investigation revealed he had previously used the same key to slip out of custody on a previous occasion and flee on foot.
Rosenblum will return to state custody to serve that sentence and later transferred to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility to be determined in the future.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Roland Swanson prosecuted the case.