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Dexter Man Sentenced to 57 Months for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm

May 14, 2014


St. Louis, MO – The United States Attorney's Office announced today that QUENTEN T. MARTIN of Dexter, Missouri, was sentenced today to 57 months for one felony count of Being a Previously Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm.  He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. 

On May 16, 2013, officers responded to the Dexter Hospital in response to a citizen’s report that Martin was outside the hospital and in possession of a firearm.  The officers located Martin and observed a .38 caliber Smith & Wesson revolver on the ground near him.  Martin was arrested and admitted to the officers that he had thrown the gun down when he saw the officers.

Martin is a previously convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms.

The case was investigated by the Dexter Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Larry H. Ferrell handled the prosecution for the Government.

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