Pittsburgh Man, David Benson Pleads to Illegal Possession of a Glock Firearm and a Loaded Magazine
PITTSBURGH, PA (STL.News) A resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty in federal court to a to a violation of federal firearms laws brought in connection with a large-scale investigation conducted by the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today.
David Benson, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, before United States District Judge William S. Stickman, IV. Mr. Benson is one of 40 defendants charged in the Indictment and Superseding Indictment returned in the case.
In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on June 20, 2019, agents of the Greater Pittsburgh Safe Streets Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence that Benson shared with his girlfriend and codefendant, Raelynn Stevenson, as well as a warrant for Stevenson’s arrest. Agents seized a Glock firearm and a loaded magazine under the defendants’ bed. Benson, who has two prior felony convictions, admitted that he brought the gun into the apartment and placed it under the mattress, as well as acknowledged that he was not lawfully permitted to possess a firearm.