Harrisburg Man Sentenced To 15 Years’ Imprisonment For Firearms Offense

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HARRISBURG – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Alfred Stewart, age 38, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on April 6, 2022, to 15 years’ imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson for possession of a firearm as an Armed Career Criminal.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, Stewart was previously convicted by a jury in October 2021, of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The United States Marshal Service arrested Stewart on March 27, 2019, for violating his federal supervised release.  When they tried to arrest Stewart, he climbed out onto the roof of the Harrisburg home with a gun in his hand. Stewart tried to hide the gun from police by putting it down the chimney of the home. Police arrested Stewart and searched the chimney flue in the basement and found the gun. 

Stewart had previously served approximately 8 years in federal prison for drug trafficking. He had two prior convictions for drug trafficking in 2002 in state court.  Judge Wilson also sentenced Stewart to two years in prison for violating the conditions of his supervised release. Stewart must serve the two year sentence consecutively to his 15-year sentence.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the U.S. Marshal Service, and the Harrisburg City Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael A. Consiglio prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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