Epsom Man Sentenced To 70 Months In Prison.

Epsom Man Sentenced To 70 Months On Federal Firearms Charge.

Epsom Man Sentenced To 70 Months

Christopher Barker was a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

CONCORD, NH - Christopher Barker, 24, of Epsom, New Hampshire, was sentenced on Tuesday to serve 70 months in federal prison for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

According to pleadings filed with the court and statements made at the sentencing hearing, Concord Police conducting an undercover operation arranged to purchase a firearm from Barker in March 2016. When Barker arrived at the deal, Concord Police arrested him, seizing two firearms from his vehicle. At the time, Barker was prohibited from possessing any firearms as a result of a previous felony conviction.

Barker pleaded guilty to the charges on February 28, 2017. After being released from prison, he will be on supervised release for three years.

"The United States Attorney's Office is committed to working with our law enforcement partners in order to prevent violence and to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals." Acting U.S. Attorney Farley said. "I commend the work of the Concord Police and the other law enforcement agencies in this case. Their hard work helps to keep our community safe."

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, and by the Police Departments of Concord and Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Hartford, Vermont, as well as by the Merrimack County Sheriff's Office.

Posted 6/17/17


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