For Immediate Release
Wichita Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Firearms Violations
WICHITA, KAN. - A Wichita man was sentenced Monday to 70 months in federal prison for unlawful possession of firearms, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.
Jason E. Silcott, 30, Wichita, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a sawed off shotgun and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. In his plea, he admitted that on May 27, 2018, Wichita police stopped him with a short barreled shotgun in his vehicle. The shotgun was not registered as required by federal law. On Dec. 5, 2018, Wichita police stopped him and found a .380 caliber handgun in a glove compartment of his vehicle. Because of a prior felony conviction, Silcott was prohibited from having a firearm.
McAllister commended the Wichita Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Metzger for their work on the case.