SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a Raymondville, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court today for illegally possessing a firearm.
Lloyd W. Reeves, 51, of Raymondville, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Reeves was sentenced as an armed career offender due to his prior felony convictions.
On Feb. 3, 2014, Reeves pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. Reeves admitted that he was in possession of a firearm on Sept. 11, 2012, when he pawned a Remington 12-gauge shotgun. When Reeves attempted to redeem the pawn on the firearm, an NICS check revealed that he had prior felony convictions, and the owner of the pawn shop declined to return the firearm.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Reeves has three prior felony convictions for burglary, two prior felony convictions for driving while intoxicated, two prior felony convictions for stealing and prior felony convictions for unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a controlled substance and forgery.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney James J. Kelleher. It was investigated by the Texas County, Mo., Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the South Central Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.