Jamaican national sentenced in Providence

By: The Associated Press


PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After carrying a loaded gun and re-entering the country illegally, a Jamaican national, who is a convicted felon has been sentenced to prison.               

45-year-old Marlon Straw, of Hyde Park, Massachusetts, was sentenced Tuesday in federal court in Providence to 46 months behind bars followed by three years of probation said Rhode Island U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha.

Authorities say he pleaded guilty on May 23.

Straw will be subject to deportation proceedings following his sentence.

He was previously removed from the United States and deported to Jamaica on August 29, 2013.

According to Prosecutors, Rhode Island State Police stopped a car for speeding.

The car was being driven by Straw’s wife in Exeter on March 31, 2015.

Straw gave the troopers false names and was arrested.

Troopers then found a loaded pistol in his long underwear and sock.

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