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jury convicts kC man of illegally possessing firearms

August 20, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was convicted in federal court today of being a felon in possession of firearms.

Jamie D. Jones, 50, of Kansas City, was found guilty of two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Jones was in possession of a Jennings .380-caliber handgun on Nov. 10, 2010, for which he was originally indicted on Oct. 17, 2012. Jones sold the Jennings handgun for $150 to a confidential source who was working under the direction of police detectives.

Jones was also in possession of a Lorcin 9mm handgun on April 16, 2012, for which he was charged in a superseding indictment on May 22, 2013. When law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Jones’s residence, they found the loaded Lorcin handgun inside a wall vent in Jones’s bedroom.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Jones has prior felony convictions for robbery and fraud.

Following the presentation of evidence, the jury in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., deliberated for about three hours before returning the guilty verdicts to U.S. Chief District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan, ending a trial that began Monday, Aug. 19, 2013.

Under federal statutes, Jones is subject to a sentence of up to 20 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $500,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys Leena V. Ramana and Sarah A. Castle. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department, the Independence, Mo., Police Department and Homeland Security Investigations.

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