Man sentenced to 16 years for illegally having gun

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old suburban Kansas City man who engaged police in a seven-hour standoff has been sentenced to 16 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson announced that Edward Garlock Jr. of Independence was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to the charge in April.

Garlock was arrested on June 28, 2013, after a standoff with officers who had gone to his home to arrest him for several outstanding warrants.

Garlock’s girlfriend told officers he had vowed not to be taken peacefully because he was paranoid about going back to prison.

He has prior felony convictions for tampering, burglary, resisting arrest, stealing and distributing a controlled substance. He later admitted being a habitual drug user who was addicted to methamphetamine.


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