Worcester Man Sentence for Firearm and Ammunition Offense

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

Barry Jumpp, 30, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge Timothy S. Hillman to 46 months in prison and two years of supervised release. On May 11, 2022, Jumpp pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

On Jan. 7, 2021, Jumpp was arrested by local authorities in connection with an outstanding warrant from Connecticut. In the pocket of Jumpp’s jacket, law enforcement found a 9 mm firearm loaded with 14 rounds of ammunition. The firearm had been stolen from a Worcester resident in 2016. Jumpp is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a prior felony conviction. 

United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins; James Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Boston Field Division; Colonel Christopher Mason, Superintendent of the Massachusetts State Police; and Worcester Police Chief Steven Sargent made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lucy Sun and Kristen Noto of Rollins’ Worcester Branch Office 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 gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

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