Man caught with gun in Brattleboro sentenced to 41 months in prison

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BURLINGTON — Christian Torruellas, 30, of Newark, New Jersey, was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, according to a statement released by the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont.

Torruellas was arrested in February 2021 by members of the United States Marshal Service in Brattleboro, after a federal arrest warrant was issued for supervised release violations.

Officers recovered a .38 caliber pistol from the floor of Torruellas’ car.

Torruellas was prohibited from possessing firearms due to a 2016 felony conviction in federal court in New Jersey for possessing firearms as a prohibited person.

Chief U.S. District Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Torruellas serve a three-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison.

Torruellas has been detained since his arrest in February 2021.

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