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Brownsville Resident Sentenced to More Than Two Years in Prison and Three Years of Federal Supervised Release for Federal Firearms Violations

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA – A resident of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by United States District Judge Marilyn J. Horan following his conviction for violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney Eric G. Olshan announced today.

Deago Lee Eddings, formerly of Brownsville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 27 months of imprisonment for his federal firearms conviction, with his federal sentence to be served consecutive to the term of incarceration for his state parole violation for the same conduct. In total, Eddings will be incarcerated for at least 45 months for his conduct. Judge Horan further sentenced Eddings to the maximum term of three years of federal supervised release following his incarceration.

Eddings’ violation of federal firearms law occurred on September 16, 2020. Eddings had just completed his state sentence and was on state parole when he incurred this federal firearm charge. Eddings, a convicted felon, pleaded guilty to illegally being in possession of a firearm and ammunition in May 2023. Federal law prohibits an individual who has been convicted of a felony from possessing a firearm.

Assistant United States Attorney Nicole Ann Stockey prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Brentwood Borough Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Eddings.

This case is 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated January 12, 2024

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