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