SPRINGFIELD – A local man pleaded guilty on Monday to federal charges of possession of a firearm while a convicted felon.
Ahmed Sullay, 26, of Worcester, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition in federal court in Springfield. The judge in the case schedule sentencing for May 17.
Sullay was indicted by a grand jury in May 2001, after being arrested in November 2020.
A police officer in Worcester saw a vehicle operated by Sullay travelling the wrong way on a one-way street on Nov. 18, 2020. When the officer attempted to engage in a traffic stop, Sullay reversed the vehicle, crashed into a traffic sign, then fled on foot.
After a foot pursuit, the officer lost sight of Sullay.
Soon after, Sullay was seen running into an alley toward a nearby parking lot, wearing only his underwear.
In that parking lot, Sullay stole a black SUV and sped away, but soon collided with another vehicle at an intersection where he was arrested.
Prosecutors say that after the initial crash, Sullay discarded a 9mm firearm.
The charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, up to three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000.