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Man Who Was Arrested with Murder Weapon Sentenced in Federal Firearms Case

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

KANSAS CITY, KAN. – A Kansas City, Kan., man who was arrested with a rifle used in a homicide was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison on a federal firearms charge, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall said.


Rudolph George, 35, Kansas City, Kan., was found guilty in a jury trial on one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction. During a trial in May 2017, prosecutors presented evidence that George had outstanding warrants for his arrest when investigators tracked him to a room at the Overland Park Place Hotel at 7000 W. 107th in Overland Park, Kan. Working with hotel staff, investigators arranged for nearby rooms to be evacuated. George was asked to leave his room so a pest control service could examine it. He was arrested in a hallway outside his room.


George was found to be in possession of an American Tactical 5.56 mm rifle and a knife. The rifle later was tested and confirmed to be the weapon used in a homicide on Sept. 22, 2015, in Kansas City, Mo.


Beall commended the FBI, the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and U.S. Attorney Terra Morehead for their work on the case.

Updated October 24, 2017

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