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Judge sentences Kewanee man to 10 years for being a felon in possession of a firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

CAPE GIRARDEAU – United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr. sentenced David Paul Wood to 120 months in prison today. A jury convicted the 37-year-old Kewanee, Missouri man of being a felon in possession of a firearm in September 2020. 

The evidence at trial revealed Wood was in possession of two firearms, one of which was stolen, and he committed an armed robbery while in possession of a firearm. The 120-month sentence was the statutory maximum sentence Wood could receive for this conviction.

This case was investigated by the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Assistant United States Attorney Keith Sorrell handled the prosecution for the Government.


Updated April 1, 2021

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