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Wichita Man Sentenced for Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

WICHITA, KAN. – A Kansas man was sentenced on November 8, 2022 to 24 months in prison for illegally possessing a firearm. On August 22, 2022, William McGold, 47, of Wichita pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

In April 2021, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s deputies pulled McGold over in a traffic stop. McGold was unable to produce a driver’s license, and deputies discovered that the vehicle he was driving had been reported as stolen.  McGold was arrested, and the vehicle was searched.  During the search, deputies discovered a safe under the driver’s seat, and a key to the safe was located on McGold’s key chain.  When the safe was opened, deputies found a loaded firearm, which McGold admitted was his.  

McGold was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to his prior felony conviction.  

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger prosecuted the case.


Raul Galindo-Martha, 41, of Mexico, pleaded guilty to re-entry of a removed alien and was sentenced to 46 months. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger prosecuted the case.


Updated November 10, 2022

Firearms Offenses