Bridgeport Man Charged with Illegally Possessing Firearms
Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge of the New Haven Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Colonel Brian F. Meraviglia of the Connecticut State Police and Easton Police Chief Timothy Shaw announced that KYLE NAVIN, 27, of Bridgeport, was arrested today on a federal criminal complaint charging him with possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance.
As alleged in the criminal complaint, on August 7, 2015, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began investigating the disappearance of NAVIN’s parents, Jeffrey and Jeanette Navin of Easton. On August 13, 2015, investigators conducted a court-authorized search of NAVIN’s Bridgeport residence and seized two firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition from NAVIN’s bedroom. On August 19, 2015, law enforcement conducted a second search of NAVIN’s residence and located and seized items indicative of substance abuse, including numerous heroin brand-stamped glassine baggies with heroin residue, hypodermic needles, empty prescription bottles for oxycodone and prescription bottles containing other controlled substances. Investigators also recovered from NAVIN’s residence a receipt from a firearms shooting range that was issued on August 5, 2015.
The complaint further alleges that investigators conducted a court-authorized search of NAVIN’s cellphone and reviewed numerous text messages that discuss NAVIN’s use of heroin, oxycodone and Xanax.
The charge of possession of a firearm by an individual who is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years.
NAVIN was arrested this afternoon at this residence. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport and is currently detained.
U.S. Attorney Daly stressed that a complaint is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This ongoing investigation is being conducted by the FBI Bridgeport Violent Crimes Task Force, Connecticut State Police Western District Major Crime Squad and Easton Police Department, with the assistance of the State’s Attorney’s Office for the Fairfield Judicial District and the Westport, Weston and Bridgeport Police Departments. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracy Dayton.