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Jersey City Man Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison for Possession of Firearm, Ammunition

By rlsmetro on
Jersey City

A Hudson County man, previously convicted of multiple felonies, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced.

According to county officials, Benorce Duncan, 32, of Jersey City, previously pleaded guilty in Newark federal court to an indictment charging him with one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon.

According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:

On May 21, 2019, Duncan knowingly possessed a Röhm .22-caliber RG10 revolver loaded with six rounds of ammunition. 

At that time, Duncan had previously been convicted in Hudson County Superior Court of aggravated assault and robbery, both of which are felonies.

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