KC Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Illegal Firearm
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 a firearm.
Floyd A. Evans, 37, of Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Evans was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions for violent offenses.
Evans pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evans was arrested on Nov. 8, 2011, on a probation violation warrant. When officers took him into custody at his residence, they found a loaded Norinco 7.62x39-caliber SKS rifle under a mattress.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition. Evans has three prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and two prior felony convictions for domestic assault.
This case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Shalanda Smith. It was investigated by the Kansas City, Mo., Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Project Ceasefire, launched in October 1999, is a cooperative initiative by federal and local law enforcement and the Kansas City Crime Commission that targets for federal prosecution persons who unlawfully use or possess firearms.