Man faces gun registry count

April 05, 2008|By John-John Williams IV

A Baltimore man who, according to the state's attorney's office, falsified his address during a required registration as a gun offender was arrested and charged late Thursday under the city's Gun Offender Registry Act.

Quentin Benjamin Adams, 18, of the 1900 block of Hillcrest Road was charged under the act after providing a Salisbury address when he responded to the Gun Offender Registry Unit on March 11, prosecutors said. On Feb. 4, Adams had pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a controlled substance and illegal possession of a firearm.

On March 31, detectives went to the address that Adams provided and learned that he never lived there. An arrest warrant was issued Tuesday. Adams is being held at the Baltimore City Detention Center on $75,000 bail. He is awaiting a bail review hearing.

The registry act took effect Jan. 1. The ordinance requires gun offenders to register with the Police Department upon sentencing and/or release from prison every six months for the subsequent three years.

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