A Keansburg man, who has a prior criminal record, was sentenced Wednesday to 10-years in a New Jersey state prison for his 2016 arrest for the unlawful possession of multiple firearms, announced Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

Kevin Carter, 31, was found guilty in January of this year following a two-week trial before Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Leslie-Ann Justus.

He was convicted by a Monmouth County jury as well for charges including second degree Unlawful Possession of an Assault Firearm, third degree Unlawful Possession of a Weapon and fourth degree Possession of a Prohibited Weapon.

The sentence handed down by Monmouth County Superior Court Judge Vincent N. Falcetano, Jr., requires Carter to serve 5-years in prison before he is eligible for parole.

Carter got himself into trouble on August 17, 2016 when he boarded a train carrying a large garbage bag filled with 2 large rifles and ammunition, including hollow point bullets.

Two conductors on the train saw the contents of the bag and called police.

Once Carter learned that the police were called, he tried to pull the train’s emergency brake to flee the scene but was ultimately arrested.

This case was prosecuted by Monmouth County Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Cummings.

Carter represented himself at the trial.

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