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STRATFORD — A town man will serve two months in prison for his involvement in an illegal firearm purchase at a Newington gun store, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney for Connecticut John Durham.
Tymon Peterson, 29, of Stratford, was sentenced Thursday to serve two months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Petereson was ordered by the judge to serve the first four months of his supervised release from home confinement. He’ll also pay a $1,8000 fine.
In August and September of 2017, Jamal Weir and Peterson texted each other about buying guns, Durham said. Peterson had a valid pistol permit and was able to legally buy guns. But Wei was unable to buy a gun as a convicted felon.
On Sept. 22, 2017, Weir and Peterson went to Hoffman’s Gun Center in Newington and Weir gave Peterson cash to buy at least one gun on his behalf, Durham said. He said Peterson also filled out a form in which he claimed he was going to be the owner of the 9mm semi-automatic pistol and that he was not getting the gun for someone else.
After Weir and Peterson left the store, Peterson gave the pistol to Weir, Durham said.
Weir’s criminal history includes state convictions for illegal possession of a weapon in a motor vehicle, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and carrying a pistol without a permit.
On Dec. 6, 2018, Weir pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On May 29, he was sentenced to serve 21 months in prison.