A Harrisburg man is charged by a federal grand jury for possessing a firearm. Carl Murphy, Jr., 32, is accused of having a gun on two different occasions, March 7, 2012, and October 13, 2012, after previously being convicted of a felony. The charges are the result of an on-going partnership with the Dauphin County District Attorney’s Office that was first announced in August of 2012 to help respond to a surge of violent crime within the city.
The firearms were both recovered by the Harrisburg Police Bureau.
This case is being jointly investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Harrisburg Police Bureau. This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith A. Taylor.
The maximum penalty under the federal statute is 10 years’ imprisonment.