Columbia man sentenced to 12 years for illegal firearms

1 year 1 month 4 weeks ago Monday, July 23 2018 Jul 23, 2018 Monday, July 23, 2018 4:10:00 PM CDT July 23, 2018 in News
By: Gabriela Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A one-time fugitive from Columbia was sentenced in federal court on Monday for illegally possessing an arsenal of weapons.

Adrian Lamont Levy, 35, was sentenced to 12 years and four months in federal prison without parole.

Over time, Levy pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of the following firearms:

  • Ruger 9mm pistol
  • Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol
  • Kel Tec 9mm rifle
  • Century Arms rifle
  • SWD pistol
  • Glock 9mm pistol
  • Metro Arms .45-caliber pistol
  • Kel Tec 5.56-caliber pistol

Levy was captured by Kansas City, Missouri, police who confronted him in a parking garage in November of 2016. Levy tried to get away by driving through the garage, but all exits were blocked. He jumped out of the moving vehicle and ran away on foot, but was caught.

When officers searched the vehicle Levy had been driving, they found a Kel Tec handgun, loaded with 30 rounds of ammunition in a high-capacity magazine. 

A year earlier, authorities found a loaded Ruger 9mm pistol in the glove compartment of a vehicle Levy was driving at a sobriety check point. Levy was then charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

When officers went to his residence to arrest him, he wasn't there, but they found six loaded firearms. Levy later admitted they were his.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Levy had two prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance, as well as prior felony convictions for distribution of a controlled substance and resisting arrest.

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