Worcester Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of Firearm and Ammunition

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BOSTON – A Worcester man was sentenced today for illegally possessing a firearm and ammunition.

Ronney Fullard, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Indira Talwani to time served (approximately 14 months in prison) and three years of supervised release. On Oct. 6, 2021, Fullard pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

Fullard was indicted in October 2020 with co-defendant Jerrod Lee. On Aug. 7, 2020, during a search of Lee’s Taunton residence, Fullard was found in possession of a loaded Taurus PT 709 9mm pistol with six rounds of ammunition. Fullard is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to prior convictions punishable by more than one year in prison, including state convictions of assault and battery and unlawful firearm possession.

On Dec. 9, 2021, Lee pleaded guilty to the same charge and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 7, 2022.

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Boston Field Division; Boston Police Acting Commissioner Gregory Long; and Taunton Police Chief Edward James Walsh made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Hoefle of Rollins’ Organized Crime & Gang Unit prosecuted the case.

This case 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 our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.