CONCORD — A 32-year-old convicted felon was sentenced to five years in prison for possession of stolen firearms, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Murray announced Wednesday.

Daniel Laterowicz, 32, pleaded guilty to the charges on May 29, according to a press release.

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On Dec. 10, 2018, Seabrook police stopped Laterowicz walking northbound on Batchelder Road around 2:44 a.m., after a reported break-in in Salisbury, Mass.

Police found a stolen handgun in Laterowicz’s breast pocket. After executing a search warrant at a hotel room in Hampton three days later, police recovered three firearms, including two shotguns that previously had been reported stolen by a Seabrook resident who had discovered them missing from his parked car on the morning of Nov. 29, 2018, according to the release.

As a convicted felon, Laterowicz cannot possess firearms.

“In order to protect our communities from violence, it is vital to keep guns out of the hands of criminals,” Murray said. “Through Project Safe Neighborhoods, we work closely with our law enforcement partners to identify and prosecute felons who jeopardize public safety by carrying weapons.”