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October 25, 2013

Collin County Convicted Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms Violation

 PLANO, Texas – A 27-year-old McKinney, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for a firearms violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Quincy Reshawn Gilstrap pleaded guilty on Aug. 21, 2012, to charges of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was sentenced to 262 months in federal prison on Oct. 24, 2013, by U.S. District Judge Richard A. Schell. 

            According to information presented in court, in December 2011, Gilstrap was arrested by Plano Police for a drug offense and evading arrest and found in possession of a firearm.   Further investigation revealed Gilstrap had been previously convicted in Collin County, Texas for evading arrest in 2004, manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance in 2008 and robbery in 2008.  Convicted felons are prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment in March 2012 charging Gilstrap with being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Plano Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Tracey M. Batson.


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