Sedalia man pleads guilty to illegal semi-automatic pistol

7 months 4 weeks 1 day ago Thursday, March 15 2018 Mar 15, 2018 Thursday, March 15, 2018 3:22:00 PM CDT March 15, 2018 in News
By: Melody Cox, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - A Sedalia man pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to illegally possessing a gun. 

Justin Lee Denny, 27, admitted to having a Kel-Tec .380-caliber semi-automatic pistol on Nov. 21, 2017.

Sedalia police officer who had been pursuing Denny found the stolen pistol, along with a black pouch that contained several plastic Ziploc bags, including one with suspected methamphetamine.

Denny has three prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and two prior felony convictions for driving with a revoked or suspended license.

Denny could face up to 10 years in federal prison without parole.

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