Hartford man indicted for illegal possession of sawed-off shotty, bullet-proof vest

At first, authorities thought the suspect was Omar from The Wire.

At first, authorities thought the suspect was Omar from “The Wire.”

A federal grand jury indicted a Hartford man on three gun-related charges June 18.

Kiejuan Haugabook, a 35-year-old convicted felon, was charged by a U.S. attorney for the District of Connecticut with one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, one count of possession of a sawed-off firearm by a convicted felon, and one count of possession of body armor by a violent felon.

According to court documents, Haugabook allegedly escaped from a halfway house in Hartford in July 2012. He was arrested on Feb. 3, 2014, when a parole officer found him in an apartment also in Hartford. Inside, the parole office noticed a gun in plain sight, so he contacted the Hartford Police, who seized a Harrington & Richardson Model Topper 158 shotgun with a sawed-off barrel, ammo, a Point Blank ballistics vest and a stun gun.

Haugabook has previous state convictions for first and third degree robbery, possession of narcotics and carrying a pistol without a permit.

Under federal law, it is a violation for a person previously convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm or ammunition that has moved in interstate or foreign commerce. It is also a violation of federal law for a person previously convicted of a violent felony offense to possess body armor that has moved in interstate commerce.

The matter is currently being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Hartford Police Department.