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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
John H. Durham
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Hartford Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Semiautomatic Rifle

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that TORREN BOYD, 38, of Hartford, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to 33 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a loaded semiautomatic rifle.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on September 27, 2018, Boyd was arrested in Hartford after he was found in possession of a loaded Hi-Point, Model 995, 9mm rifle.

Boyd’s criminal history includes a federal felony conviction in the District of Vermont in 2007 for distributing crack cocaine.  He was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment for that offense.

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.

Boyd has been detained since his arrest.  On April 9, 2019, he pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hartford Police Department.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael J. Gustafson.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make neighborhoods safer for everyone.

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