Vernon: Rondell Chambers admits illegal possession of firearms

Vernon Man and Rondell Chambers admit illegal possession of firearms

(STL.News) Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that RONDELL ROOMS31, of Vernon, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Hartford to unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition by a felon.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on October 17, 2020, Hartford police stopped a vehicle in which Chambers was a passenger in order to arrest Chambers on outstanding warrants. When Chambers exited the vehicle, he dropped a satchel containing a loaded Bersa Firestorm .40 caliber pistol. Chambers was arrested and the gun seized.

Chambers’ criminal history includes multiple state felony convictions for drug and firearms offences. It is a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a felony to possess a firearm or ammunition that has been the subject of interstate or foreign commerce.

Chambers is expected to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant on September 22, when Chambers faces a maximum prison sentence of 10 years.

Chambers is released on $150,000 bond pending sentencing.

This case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hartford Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Elena L. Coronado and David Sheldon.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Justice Department’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program that has been shown to be effective in reducing violent crime.

Through the PSN, a wide range of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime issues in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, the PSN focuses its law enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with local prevention and rehabilitation programs for a lasting reduction in crime.


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