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NEWS RELEASE

OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY

WESTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI


JOHN F. WOOD



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MAY 24, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


MILLER MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS

FOR ILLEGAL FIREARM


            SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – John F. Wood, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Miller, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm and failing to appear in court.


             Glenn Harlow, 26, of Miller, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Dean Whipple this afternoon to 15 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. Harlow was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior violent felony convictions.


             On Nov. 21, 2006, Harlow pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Harlow admitted that he was in possession of a Raven Arms .25-caliber semi-automatic handgun and ammunition on July 6, 2004, in Lawrence County, Mo. Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Harlow has previous felony convictions for burglary, property damage, possession of a controlled substance and possession of a short-barreled rifle, all in Greene County, Mo.


             Harlow also pleaded guilty to failing to appear for his sentencing hearing on March 13, 2006.


            This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mt. Vernon, Mo., Police Department.


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