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Repeat Offender Sentenced to 8 Year Prison Term for Illegally Possessing Assault Weapons

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A Mason County resident with multiple prior felony convictions was sentenced today in the U.S. District Court in Seattle to eight years in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  JOHN CHRISTIAN PARKS, 38, of Belfair, Washington was arrested on March 30, 2013 while target shooting in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.  U.S.

Pierce County Man Who Killed Two While Protecting His Marijuana Grow Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison

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A Puyallup, Washington man who shot and killed two men who had entered the garage where he was growing marijuana, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for manufacturing marijuana and possession of a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A.

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

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EUGENE, Ore. – Daniel Chase Kennedy, 27, a resident of Jefferson County, Oregon, appeared before U. S. District Court Chief Judge Ann Aiken in Eugene yesterday and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. On July 10, 2013, Kennedy pled guilty to being an armed career criminal and admitted possessing shotguns and rifles he and two accomplices stole while burglarizing a Jefferson County home.

Leader of 'Ghost Riders' Motorcycle Gang Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Weapons Possession

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A leader of the Ghost Riders motorcycle gang in Pierce County was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Tacoma to five years in prison for possession of an unregistered short-barreled shotgun and being a felon in possession of explosives, announced U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan.  KARL TWILLEAGER, a/k/a “King Karl”, 66, of Spanaway, Washington, has been in custody since his property was searched on June 13, 2013 and the weapons were discovered.  The explosives were being stored for a retaliatory attack on a rival gang.  U.S. District Judge Ronald B. Leighton imposed the sentence.

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