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Ferguson man sentenced to 19 years in prison for illegal gun possession

A man from Ferguson has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison for illegally possessing a handgun. 

The lengthy sentence handed down to 30-year-old Anthony Willis was due to his status as a prior convicted felon, making him an “armed career criminal” and requiring a mandatory minimum of at least 15 years behind bars. 

Willis was on parole for armed robbery in July of 2021 when he fled police in St. Louis after running a stop sign. 

He fled on foot after crashing into another car, and that’s when police found a loaded Glock in his car. 

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