For Immediate Release
Worcester Man Indicted on Firearms Charges
BOSTON – A Worcester man was indicted yesterday in connection with brandishing a loaded sawed-off shotgun in an apartment while arguing with teenaged residents in December 2019.
Steven Dillon, 36, was indicted yesterday on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and one count of unlawful possession of an unregistered firearm. Dillon was previously charged by criminal complaint in June 2020.
According to charging documents, on Dec. 25, 2019, Dillon brandished a loaded sawed-off shotgun in an apartment while arguing with teenaged residents. Police found the shotgun and ammunition in a bedroom used by Dillon, who was previously convicted of a felony punishable by more than one year in prison and therefore prohibited from possessing a firearm.
The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Kelly D. Brady, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; and Worcester Police Chief Steven M. Sargent made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristen Noto of Lelling’s Worcester Branch Office is prosecuting the case.
The details contained in the charging documents are allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.