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Camden Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Illegal Possession of Weapon

By rlsmetro on

A Camden man was sentenced today to ten years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm and ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Marshall Onuorah, 32, of Camden, was convicted at trial in June 2021 of one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a previously convicted felon. 

According to documents filed in this case and the evidence at trial:

On January 29, 2020, Camden County police officers patrolling in their marked patrol car observed Onuorah, a previously convicted felon, appearing to use his hands to conceal an object from the officers’ view. 

As one of the officers exited the car to approach Onuorah, Onuorah fled. Both officers pursued Onuorah on foot for several blocks before Onuorah surrendered. 

During his flight, Onuorah discarded a 50-round drum magazine loaded with 46 rounds of ammunition and a firearm with a Glock slide and polymer frame that had been modified to fire as an automatic weapon.

In addition to the prison term, Onuorah was sentenced to three years of supervised release.