Stolen gun plea may land Stamford man in prison for five years
STAMFORD — A city man who was caught while trying to get rid of three guns in the back of a Glenbrook elementary school will have to serve as many as five years in prison when he is sentenced in July.
At a brief hearing at the Stamford courthouse on Monday, Daquan Wright, 22, pleaded guilty to reduced charges of theft of a firearm and possession of marijuana with intent to sell. According to his plea agreement with Judge Gary White, he will be sentenced up to five years in prison or as little as the mandatory minimum two years for the felony firearm theft charge when he returns to court.
When Wright was arrested in April 2018, he was charged with three counts of illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, carrying a pistol without a permit, possession of a firearm on school property, criminal possession of a pistol, criminal possession of a weapon and stealing a firearm and sale of a controlled substance.
Stamford criminal defense attorney Stephen Carriero said his client was remorseful for what he did. “Mr. Wright is a contrite young man who has taken responsibility for his actions. This is a very fair disposition in light of all the facts and he is looking forward to being sentenced, paying his debt and putting these events behind him,” Carriero said.
Police at the time said the Narcotics and Organized Crime squad was working on a tip about a car transporting stolen guns in the Glenbrook Road area when they began chasing the car that Wright was traveling in along with two others.
After the car took off when the NOC officers tries to pull it over, the driver ended up stopping the car and Wright bolted out of the vehicle carrying a backpack and ran toward Julia A. Stark Elementary School.
Wright ended up pitching the bag over a fence. In the bag police found a 9 mm Ruger semiautomatic pistol, a seven-shot Ruger 357 revolver and a Smith & Wesson five-shot .38-caliber revolver along with less than an ounce of marijuana packaged for street sales.
Police determined the guns had not been reported missing or stolen. Investigators found the owner, who thought he was still in possession of the guns. Capt. Richard Conklin said the owner discovered they were missing when he checked his home.