Pittsburgh-area Felon Convicted at Trial of Federal Firearms Offense
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH, PA - After deliberating for an hour on Tuesday, a federal jury of five men and seven women found Dana Lamont Henderson guilty of one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
Henderson, 38, formerly of Pittsburgh’s Green Tree neighborhood, was tried before United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
According to Assistant United States Attorneys Brian Czarnecki, who prosecuted the case, the evidence presented at trial established that on or about May 8, 2016, Henderson possessed a 40 caliber Smith and Wesson 40 caliber pistol loaded with a magazine containing six bullets and a round in the chamber. As a convicted felon, Henderson was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition.
Judge Hornak will issue an order scheduling the date and time for sentencing. The law provides for a total sentence of not more than 10 years imprisonment. However, if Henderson is determined to have had three previous convictions for violent felonies or serious drug offenses, the law provides for a total sentence of not less than 15 years to life imprisonment. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed is based on the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
The Stowe Township Police Department, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives conducted the investigation that led to the prosecution of Henderson.
Updated March 12, 2020