Worcester Man Facing 10 Years in Prison on Federal Firearms Offense

Worcester Man Facing 10 Years in Prison on Federal Firearms Offense 1

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WORCESTER- A 34-year-old Worcester man was charged Thursday in federal court in Worcester with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Leroy Byron was indicted on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, on Nov. 5, 2018, Byron was arrested during a traffic stop. Law enforcement found a loaded Intratec TEC-9 9mm Luger pistol and 32 rounds of ammunition.

Byron has been in federal custody since he was charged by complaint in Nov. 2018. He is prohibited form possession a firearm due to prior convictions.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of no greater than 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.


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