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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

KC Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearms

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing two firearms.


Leon D. Stinnett, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to nine years and six months in federal prison without parole.


Stinnett had pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of two firearms. Stinnett admitted that he was in possession of a Jimenez 9mm pistol and a Glock .40-caliber pistol on Nov. 2, 2013.


Stinnett, driving a 2003 Honda Accord, attempted to flee from police officers to elude arrest. He was found a short time later at a location that was under police surveillance. Stinnett was arrested and officers searched his vehicle. They found the loaded Jimenez 9mm pistol in the driver’s seat and the loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol in the trunk of the car.


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


This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rudolph R. Rhodes, IV. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Firearms Offenses
Updated December 13, 2016