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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, February 3, 2014

Wichita Man Sentenced On Federal Gun Charge

KANSAS CITY, KAN. A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 40 months in prison on a federal gun charge, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Johnathan R. Rush, 29, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In his plea, he admitted that on July 17, 2103, he and Brittny Adams-Humphrey drove to Lawrence, Kan. While in Lawrence, Rush was involved in a fight with two men. During a struggle, one of the men fell to the ground with a single gunshot wound.

Rush and Adams-Humphrey then drove to Topeka in her Pontiac Grand Am. During the trip, Adams-Humphrey threw several items out the window of the car, including a .45 caliber gun. The Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office stopped their car near 6th and Rice streets in Topeka. A deputy recovered the .45 caliber handgun about 100 yards from where the car was stopped. The gun was purchased by Rush two weeks before the incident. At the time, he was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because of a 2005 felony conviction in Shawnee County District Court.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom prosecuted the case. He commended the Lawrence Police Department, the Shawnee County Sheriff’s Department and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Trent Krug for their work on the case.