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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Kansas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 3, 2014

Salina Man Pleads Guilty To Federal Gun Charge

TOPEKA, KAN. A Salina man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Kalun James Purucker, 22, Salina, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm. In his plea, he admitted that the Salina Police Department stopped a car in which he was a passenger on April 9, 2012. Police recovered a .380 caliber handgun and ammunition. At the time, Purucker was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction.

Sentencing is set for April 28. Both parties have agreed to recommend a sentence of between 37 and 46 months in federal prison. Grissom commended the Salina Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard Hathaway for their work on the case.