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Monday, May 18, 2015

Jury Finds Hillsboro Man Guilty on Federal Firearm Charges



WICHITA, KAN. – A federal jury Thursday convicted a Hillsboro man on federal firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.

David G. Nicholas, Jr., 44, Hillsboro, Kan., was convicted on three counts of unlawful possession of a firearm following a felony conviction.

During trial, prosecutors presented evidence that Nicholas was a parole absconder in October 2013 when the U.S. Marshals Service arrested him in Marion County, Kan. At the time, he possessed a .22-caliber handgun and a .30-06 caliber rifle and ammunition.

Sentencing is set for Aug. 6. He faces a maximum penalty of not less than 15 years in federal prison a fine up to $250,000 on each count. Grissom commended the U.S. Marshals Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jason Hart for their work on the case.

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