Convicted Felon Sentenced to Six Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Eight Firearms and Over 600 Rounds of Ammunition
CONCORD, N.H. – A former Jefferson man was sentenced today in federal court for possessing eight firearms and 600 rounds of ammunition as a prohibited person, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announces.
Hunter Ramsay, 29, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Landya McCafferty to 72 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release. On January 23, 2023, Ramsay pleaded guilty to one count of possession of firearms as a previously convicted person.
“The defendant illegally possessed an arsenal of ammunition and firearms, which included three sawed-off shotguns. He compounded his threat to the community by leading law enforcement on a dangerous high-speed pursuit,” said U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young. “I commend the brave acts and poise under pressure of the officers and State troopers who successfully brought Ramsay to justice.”
“ATF will continue to actively pursue individuals with firearms and/or ammunition, who are legally prohibited from doing so. These weapons continue to be used to further criminal activity, and ATF is committed to stopping it”, said ATF Special Agent in Charge James Ferguson.
On July 7, 2021, Ramsay was wanted on outstanding state warrants for probation violations in both New Hampshire and Vermont when he was observed by New Hampshire State Police driving a truck in Bethlehem. Ramsay initially fled, so his vehicle was disabled by law enforcement’s deployment of spike strips in Littleton. Ramsay was taken into custody, and a total of eight firearms and over 600 rounds of ammunition were recovered on him and in his vehicle. At the time, Ramsay was prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under federal law as a result of a prior felony conviction in Vermont state court. Ramsay has been detained since his July 2021 arrest.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives led the investigation. Valuable assistance was provided by the New Hampshire State Police, the Littleton Police Department, the Coos County Attorney’s Office, and the New Hampshire Department of Corrections. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.