GREENBELT, Md. (WJZ) — A 44-year-old man pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition and to violating the conditions of his supervised release on Thursday.

Romaine Blunt, of Washington D.C., was convicted for a violation of possession of prohibited contraband on February 26, 2009. He received a sentence of 12 months followed by 36 months of supervised release with the condition that he couldn’t commit any new state or federal crimes.

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Blunt began his supervised release on May 18, 2018, but the court revoked it on May 22, 2019, and sentenced him to 6 months in prison followed by a new term of supervised release until May 17, 2021.

According to Blunt’s plea agreement, on the morning of October 8, 2020, a Prince George’s County officers responded to an apartment building in Suitland after receiving a report that Blunt was in possession of a firearm outside of the building. On the scene, officers saw Blunt, and as they approached him, he dropped the gun into the nearby mulch.

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Officers found the 9 mm handgun loaded with approximately 8 rounds of ammunition. As a result of violating his terms of release by having a loaded weapon, officials are recommending that he serve 54 months in federal prison.

Sentencing has been scheduled for August 12 at 11:00 a.m.

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CBS Baltimore Staff