Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Legal professional for the District of Connecticut, and James Ferguson, Special Agent in Demand, ATF Boston Industry Division, announced that ALEXANDER PATTERSON, 34, of Bristol, waived his appropriate to be indicted and pleaded responsible now before U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to illegal possession of firearms by a felon.
According to court files and statements built in court, on August 9, 2021, regulation enforcement performed a court-authorized research of Tyrone Brown’s home on Stevens Road in New Haven and seized a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol. Brown, who was a convicted felon and was prohibited by federal regulation from buying or possessing a firearm or ammunition, was arrested at that time. The investigation unveiled that the firearm was registered to a household member of Leah Boucher, of Bristol, and that Boucher had purchased 10 other firearms at four various gun merchants in Connecticut amongst March and July 2021. When investigators interviewed Boucher on August 26, 2021, Boucher admitted that she experienced procured firearms for other individuals, and that she was no for a longer time in possession of any of the 10 firearms that had been registered to her. A research of Boucher’s Iphone discovered pictures, taken in July 2021, of Patterson and Brown. In some of the photos, Patterson is found handling the handgun that was recovered from Brown’s home on August 9, 2021, and another handgun that investigators established was registered to Boucher’s loved ones member.
Patterson’s criminal background features felony convictions in Connecticut and Georgia for firearm, burglary, dwelling invasion and assault offenses. It is a violation of federal regulation for a human being earlier convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce.
At sentencing, which is not scheduled, Patterson faces a greatest phrase of imprisonment of 10 several years.
Patterson has been detained considering that his arrest on January 12, 2022.
Brown and Boucher pleaded guilty to linked prices and also detained although awaiting sentencing.
This issue is becoming investigated by the Bureau of Alcoholic beverages, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the New Haven Police Department. The situation is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth L. Gresham.
This case is component of Task Secure Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Division of Justice’s violent crime reduction initiatives. PSN is an evidence-based mostly application verified to be effective at lessening violent criminal offense. As a result of PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders perform collectively to recognize the most urgent violent criminal offense difficulties in the group and establish complete answers to deal with them. As element of this approach, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and companions with domestically dependent prevention and reentry applications for long lasting reductions in crime.