Leonardtown Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possession of a Firearm

February 6, 2018
Jason Andre Armstrong, 43, of Leonardtown

Jason Andre Armstrong, 43, of Leonardtown

United States District Judge Deborah J. Chasanow sentenced Jason Andre Armstrong, 43, of Leonardtown, to 10 years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The sentence was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Gordon Johnson of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office; Sheriff Timothy K. Cameron of the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department; and Richard Fritz of the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s office.

According to his plea agreement, on March 5, 2016, Armstrong entered a residence in Lexington Park, Maryland, demanded money from the occupants and threatened them with a handgun. Armstrong then left the residence, got into the rear driver’s side passenger seat of a vehicle, and the vehicle drove away. Shortly after receiving a description of the vehicle, St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s officers stopped the vehicle and arrested Armstrong.

Officers recovered a 9mm caliber semi-automatic pistol from underneath the driver’s seat on the rear passenger side. The pistol was reported stolen in 1995 from a federally licensed firearms store in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. After the officers advised Armstrong of his rights on the scene, Armstrong admitted that he possessed the firearm.

On April 20, 2005, in St. Mary’s County, Maryland, Armstrong was convicted of robbery. As a felon, Armstrong was prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning commended the FBI, the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, for their work in the investigation and prosecution. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Hayes, who prosecuted the case.

Jason Andre Armstrong, 43, of Leonardtown

Jason Andre Armstrong, 43, of Leonardtown

9 Responses to Leonardtown Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Possession of a Firearm

  1. Anonymous on February 6, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Throw away the key. Anyone at his age that commits a violent felony like this doesn’t deserve anymore chances. He will be no different in 10 years then he was the night of the crime. When he gets out there are bound to be more victims.

  2. Adam 12 on February 6, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Well if MD won’t throw these turds in jail, I guess the Feds will. Convicted of robbery and back out doing the same crap. Too bad the homeowner didn’t blast this POS to kingdom come.

    • Anonymous on February 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

      Where exactly is kingdom come? Sounds a bit pornographic to me.

      • Jobe on February 9, 2018 at 10:10 am

        An alternate way to use the expression is to mean “the next world,” which implies an afterlife, or death. An action movie bad guy might threaten to use a bomb to “blow you all to kingdom come.” The origin is Biblical; it’s thought to come from the line from the Lord’s Prayer, “thy kingdom come.”

  3. Anonymous1Again on February 6, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Are you telling me that an individual who had already been convicted of a felony possessed and committed a crime with a firearm that he he knew he was not allowed to have?! I thought that there were laws that protected us from such creatures! …Oh, that’s right. Criminals don’t obey strict gun laws. Nice try, Liberals! Welcome to the People’s Socialist Republic of Maryland! *Shaking my head.*

    • anonymous on February 8, 2018 at 8:54 am

      Maybe he was trying to uphold his end of the well regulated militia.

    • Genuine Stupidity on February 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm

      Stop shaking your head.

      Put it back in your pants.

  4. Tipp on February 7, 2018 at 10:37 am

    some people just can help them self but Jason always been a wild acting dude

    • Adam 12 on February 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

      Wild acting? He’s a criminal. It’s not like he is swallowing goldfish at a high school party. Please don’t downplay this turds behavior. He is a criminal POS. End of story.