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Topeka Man Sentenced
To Federal Prison on Firearm Charge



Jan. 17, 2014

TOPEKA, KAN. - A Topeka man was sentenced today to 27 months in federal prison for a firearms violation, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

Jason Beckwith, 26, Topeka, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction. In his plea, Beckwith admitted that he possessed a .22 caliber revolver on July 11, 2013, when he was arrested at 619 SW Taylor in Topeka. He was prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm because of a prior felony conviction in Shawnee County District Court in 2009 on a forgery charge.

Grissom commended the Topeka Police Department and Assistant U.S. Attorney Tony Mattivi for their work on the case.


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