For Immediate Release
Maryland Man Exiled to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm
Baltimore, Maryland –U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar sentenced Daniel Hill, age 44, of Baltimore, Maryland, today to 10 years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a stolen gun.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board Jr. of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division; Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis; and Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby.
According to Hill’s guilty plea, on October 14, 2014, three Baltimore Police Department officers were on patrol in a marked police vehicle on S. Pulaski Street in Baltimore City. As the officers approached the 2100 block of Booth Street, they saw a woman and man standing in the block. The woman appeared scared and the officers approached to investigate. When the man, later identified as Daniel Hill, spotted the police officers, he ran away. Police pursued Hill through an alleyway and Hill was quickly apprehended.
The woman told police that Hill had brandished a black handgun and demanded money from her. The woman gave Hill three $20 bills. She also told police that Hill had thrown the gun into the back yard of a residence and police recovered a .44 caliber handgun from the yard. After his arrest, Hill was searched and officers recovered three $20 bills from his left side pocket. At a subsequent interview, after waiving his rights, Hill admitted that he was in possession of the gun. Investigation showed that the gun was reported stolen in Ohio prior to its recovery in Maryland.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the ATF, Baltimore Police Department and Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney John W. Sippel, Jr., who prosecuted the case.