Archive for Thursday, April 6, 2006

Convicted felon admits having gun

April 6, 2006


A Lawrence man has admitted keeping a 9 mm handgun hidden in his sofa despite a past felony conviction that barred him from having a gun.

Justyn N'Gai Wooten, 23, pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lawrence Police discovered the gun on Feb. 11, 2005, while serving a drug-related search warrant at Wooten's home at 523 Fla.

Officers had a tip that he kept it hidden in the sofa, according to a plea agreement. Wooten has a past felony conviction in Douglas County for possession of cocaine that disqualified him from possessing a gun.

The crime carries a maximum of 10 years in prison, but the actual sentence will be determined by where he falls on a sentencing-guidelines grid.

Prosecutors agreed to recommend a sentence on the low end of the guideline range as part of the plea agreement.

A sentencing date was not reflected in court records as of Wednesday.


Devon Kissinger 12 years, 2 months ago

I'll go with the idiot idea. He's still a felon, doper, and drug dealer. He's the typical of the reason we need concealed carry. I know him pretty well myself, call it an undesirable family connection that I hope I never have to deal with again.

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