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Bridgeport felon faces 10 years in jail for having handgun

February 26, 2019

A 23-year-old Bridgeport man faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Monday to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Sept. 13, 2018, Timithy Staton fled from Bridgeport police officers outside of his Bridgeport residence. During the pursuit, Staton removed a Glock 43 9mm handgun and threw it to the ground.

In 2010, Staton was convicted in state court of a felony robbery offense. In 2014, he was convicted in state court of felony narcotics, firearm and racketeering offenses.

It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut

Staton is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea on May 20, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.

Staton has been detained since his arrest in September.