For Immediate Release
Manchester Woman Pleads Guilty to Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon
CONCORD - Robin Stephan, 43, of Manchester, pleaded guilty in federal court to possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley announced today.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 21, 2019, the Manchester Police Department responded to a call of a theft from a motor vehicle. After receiving a description of the suspect, police officers stopped and spoke with Stephan who denied involvement in the theft. As the officers spoke with Stephan, she rummaged through her backpack. The officers observed ammunition and a magazine within Stephan’s backpack. As a convicted felon, Stephan is prohibited from possessing ammunition under federal law.
Stephan is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, 2021.
“In order to keep our community safe, it is important to keep guns and ammunition out of the hands of criminals,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Farley. “I am grateful to the officers of the Manchester Police Department whose good work resulted in this federal prosecution.”
This matter was investigated by the Manchester Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Debra M. Walsh.
The case is part of ATF’s Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is a federally-funded program intended to reduce gun violence through law enforcement training, public education, and aggressive law enforcement efforts to investigate and prosecute gun-related crimes.