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June 2, 2014

Wichita man draws 17-year sentence for unlawful possession of firearm

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm.

A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to more than 17 years in prison for unlawfully possessing a firearm.

Juan Sabino Marquez Jr., 38, pleaded guilty to one count of possessing a firearm after felony convictions.

He admitted that on July 26, 2013, when Wichita Police Department officers stopped his vehicle for an expired tag, they found a Ruger .380-caliber handgun in his car, according to a news release issued by U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom.

At the time, Marquez had eight prior felony convictions and was on parole for a gun violation.

He has now been sentenced to 210 months in federal prison.

In the news release, Grissom commended the Wichita Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work in solving the case.

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