A Middlesex County man was sentenced today to 80 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and violating supervised release, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.
According to Acting U.S. Attorney Honig, Sharome Neals, 28, of Carteret, previously pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Neals also pleaded guilty today to violating a condition of supervised release, which prohibited him from possessing a firearm.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On December 30, 2019, Neals knowingly possessed a Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition, and an additional 33 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition in his vehicle.
At the time of the offense, Neals was on supervised release. Neals has two prior felony convictions, both involving firearms.
In addition to the prison term, Neals was sentenced to three years of supervised release.