Roxbury Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Possession of Ammunition, Reports U.S. Attorney

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Attorney

    BOSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ --A Roxbury man has pleaded guilty to
 possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that JONATHAN MOORE, 32,
 pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to an indictment charging him with
 one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
     At today's hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang told the
 Court that had the case proceeded to trial, the government would have proven
 that MOORE possessed a firearm and ammunition on November 29, 1997.  On that
 date, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Officers Jeffrey Cecil and Sean Joyce of the
 Boston Police Department ("BPD") entered 32 Maple Street in Roxbury to
 investigate possible drug sales inside the building when they encountered
 MOORE running down the stairway, away from a heated argument in an apartment
 on the third floor.
     When MOORE saw the officers, he stopped and clenched his right hand as if
 to conceal something in his hand.  At that point, Officer Joyce approached
 MOORE, grabbed the hand that was clenched, and asked, "What do you got in your
 hand?"  MOORE then opened his hand and said, "You got me."  In his hand, MOORE
 was holding a glassine bag containing a white powdery substance that appeared
 to be heroin.  The officers arrested MOORE and escorted him to a location
 further down the stairs.
     During a post-arrest search, the officers found a .38 caliber Smith &
 Wesson handgun in his right pants pocket.  The gun contained six rounds of
 ammunition.  The ammunition had been manufactured outside of Massachusetts.
     At the time of this incident, MOORE had previously been convicted of
 numerous felonies, including convictions for possession of a Class B substance
 with intent to distribute and a conviction for assault with a dangerous
 weapon.
     U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole, Jr. has scheduled a
 sentencing hearing for July 11, 2001.  At sentencing, MOORE faces a maximum
 penalty of ten years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
     This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
 and the Boston Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Theodore D. Chuang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Attorney
    BOSTON, April 17 /PRNewswire/ --A Roxbury man has pleaded guilty to
 possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
     United States Attorney Donald K. Stern announced that JONATHAN MOORE, 32,
 pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to an indictment charging him with
 one count of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon.
     At today's hearing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Theodore D. Chuang told the
 Court that had the case proceeded to trial, the government would have proven
 that MOORE possessed a firearm and ammunition on November 29, 1997.  On that
 date, at approximately 2:50 a.m., Officers Jeffrey Cecil and Sean Joyce of the
 Boston Police Department ("BPD") entered 32 Maple Street in Roxbury to
 investigate possible drug sales inside the building when they encountered
 MOORE running down the stairway, away from a heated argument in an apartment
 on the third floor.
     When MOORE saw the officers, he stopped and clenched his right hand as if
 to conceal something in his hand.  At that point, Officer Joyce approached
 MOORE, grabbed the hand that was clenched, and asked, "What do you got in your
 hand?"  MOORE then opened his hand and said, "You got me."  In his hand, MOORE
 was holding a glassine bag containing a white powdery substance that appeared
 to be heroin.  The officers arrested MOORE and escorted him to a location
 further down the stairs.
     During a post-arrest search, the officers found a .38 caliber Smith &
 Wesson handgun in his right pants pocket.  The gun contained six rounds of
 ammunition.  The ammunition had been manufactured outside of Massachusetts.
     At the time of this incident, MOORE had previously been convicted of
 numerous felonies, including convictions for possession of a Class B substance
 with intent to distribute and a conviction for assault with a dangerous
 weapon.
     U.S. District Court Judge George A. O'Toole, Jr. has scheduled a
 sentencing hearing for July 11, 2001.  At sentencing, MOORE faces a maximum
 penalty of ten years' imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
     This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
 and the Boston Police Department.  It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S.
 Attorney Theodore D. Chuang of Stern's Major Crimes Unit.
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Attorney