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Felon Sentenced To 235 Months In Prison For Firearm Possession

Janurary 18, 2013

Memphis, TN – Keith Keglar, 36, of Memphis, TN was sentenced today to 235 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Samuel H. Mays for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Edward L. Stanton III.

Keglar was convicted by a jury on July 11, 2012 of one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. On April 1, 2011, officers with the Memphis Police Department’s Organized Crime Unit observed Kegler riding a red bicycle in the middle of Breedlove Street. A motorist following Kegler sounded their horn as a warning, and he responded by raising his shirt and displaying a .38 caliber RG Industries revolver. Kegler was apprehended by officers behind a nearby vacant home at 1026 Lewis Street. Officers recovered the firearm on the ground in the backyard.

This investigation was conducted by the Memphis Police Department and by the Project Safe Neighborhoods initiative, which is made up of officers from the Memphis Police Department (MPD), the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department (SCSD), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lawrence Webber and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean DeCandia represented the government.

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Updated March 19, 2015