A rural Joplin man has been granted a suspended sentence on a conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Mitchell A. Miller, 50, pleaded guilty Feb. 11 in a plea bargain with the Jasper County prosecutor’s office that limited the prison time he might be assessed to no more than three years.
At a hearing Monday in Jasper County Circuit Court, Judge Gayle Crane accepted the plea deal and assessed Miller three years in prison, but suspended execution of the sentence and placed him on supervised probation for five years.
Miller was arrested Aug. 28 of last year when a sheriff’s deputy investigating a burglary obtained consent from Miller to search his home at 571 N. Black Cat Road and found four guns and ammunition in a gun cabinet, according to a probable-cause affidavit. The defendant has two previous felony convictions and was prohibited from possessing firearms.
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