For Immediate Release
Howard County Man Exiled to 8 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms in a School Zone
Greenbelt, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Paul W. Grimm sentenced Terrance Milik Marshall, age 41, of Scaggsville, Maryland, yesterday to eight years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing two firearms in a school zone.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to Marshall=s plea agreement, on February 7, 2014, during a routine patrol, law enforcement observed Marshall’s vehicle idling an a non-residential area in Hyattsville, within 1,000 feet of a school. Marshall was sitting in the vehicle smoking a cigar. When the officer got out and approached Marshall’s vehicle, Marshall jumped out and refused to return to his vehicle. Marshall told the officer “I don’t want to talk to you. I’m leaving,” then locked his car using the key-fob, and took off running. The officer caught up with Marshall and detained him.
Upon returning to the vehicle, the officer shined his flashlight into the vehicle and saw a 9mm firearm with an extended magazine in an orange bag on the front passenger seat. Marshall was then placed under arrest. On February 6, 2014, Marshall had been parked in the school zone at the same location and had in his possession at that time a semiautomatic firearm. Both firearms were recovered from the orange bag, loaded with 30 and 15 rounds of 9mm ammunition, respectively.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney David I. Salem and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Sykes, of the U.S. Department of Justice, Organized Crime and Gang Section, who prosecuted the case.