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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Connecticut

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, December 19, 2018
John H. Durham
, United States Attorney
Contact: Tom Carson

Windsor Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Gun and Ammunition

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge, ATF Boston Field Division, announced that DAVID McKEMMIE, JR., 30, of Windsor, was arrested today and charged by federal criminal complaint with possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon.

Following his arrest, McKemmie appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in New Haven and was ordered detained pending a detention hearing that is scheduled for December 21, 2018.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, at approximately 6:20 a.m. today, ATF special agents conducted a court-authorized search of McKemmie’s residence at 61 Park Avenue in Windsor.  McKemmie was arrested after investigators collected from his bedroom nine handguns, two AR15 rifles, an AR15 pistol that had no markings, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, and various firearms parts and materials used in the construction of firearms.

It is alleged that McKemmie is a previously convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Durham stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), with the assistance of the Windsor Police Department and Connecticut State Police.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

This prosecution 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.


Boston Field Division