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

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Marquette Felon Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Firearm

          MARQUETTE, MICHIGAN – Joseph Glenn Etheridge, 37, of Marquette, Michigan, was sentenced to 70 months (6 years) in prison followed by three years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Patrick A. Miles, Jr. announced today. U.S. District Judge Robert Holmes Bell handed down the sentence.

          On November 21, 2014, Etheridge pleaded guilty to an indictment charging him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The charge arose from an investigation surrounding the discharge of a shotgun in Skandia, Michigan on February 10, 2014. Etheridge had been seen with a shotgun earlier in the day and was found hiding in a nearby residence he had broken into after firing the shotgun. Etheridge had previously been convicted of two felony home invasion charges in Michigan’s Third Circuit Court in Detroit.

          The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Michigan State Police investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul D. Lochner prosecuted the case.

Updated January 8, 2016