Rockford felon sentenced to 4 years on weapons charges

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Dontrel Brown, 24, was sentenced to 4 years in prison on the charge of being a felon in illegal possession of a firearm.

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Brown was in possession of a 9mm pistol with an obliterated serial number.

He had been arrested in May 2020 after allegedly firing at a police officer and was apprehended after a foot chase. After conducting an investigation, authorities determined Brown did not fire shots at the officers

Brown’s sentence is to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated. The original version incorrectly stated Brown had been sentenced to 2 years in prison.

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