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Judge sentences Columbia man for illegal firearm

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)

A federal judge has sentenced a Columbia man for illegally possessing a firearm.

Jeremiah Ezekiel Brown, 37, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole. This is the maximum statutory penalty for this offense.

Brown was found guilty at trial on Sept. 20, 2021, of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Brown was arrested by a Columbia police detective during a traffic stop on Nov. 24, 2020. The detective searched him and found a loaded Glock 9mm semi-automatic handgun in Brown’s waistband.

Detectives searched the vehicle Brown was driving and found multiple types of drugs. They also found an empty Glock extended magazine with a 31-round capacity and a pair of brass knuckles.

Karl Wehmhoener

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