Man Pleads Guilty to Felon in Possession of a Firearm Charge

 by TWIW StaffSeptember 27, 2021

WORCESTER - A local man pleaded guilty in Federal Court on Monday, September 27, to brandishing a shotgun in an argument with teenagers in December 2019.

Steven Dillon, 36, of Worcester, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm.

According to the Department of Justice, Dillon brandished a loaded sawed-off shotgun while in an apartment arguing with teen residents on December 25, 2019. Police found the shotgun and ammunition in a bedroom used by Dillon.

Dillon has a previous conviction of a felony punishable by more than one year in prison and therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm.

The judge scheduled sentencing for January 10, 2022.

The charges provide for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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