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Man gets prison in firearm case

April 22, 2006

BALTIMORE

A Hagerstown man was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court to more than 15 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to a release from the office of United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein.

The release said Antoine Jeffrey Pope, 39, was sentenced to 188 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. U.S. District Judge Andre M. Davis ruled Pope was an armed career criminal based on previous convictions, including felony drug distribution and assault.

Hagerstown Police had charged Pope on Aug. 31, 2005, after stopping the vehicle Pope was driving and finding a fully loaded Taurus .38-caliber revolver between his legs.

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A passenger in Pope's car, John Hollis, 24, of Hagerstown, also is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. His trial is scheduled for August. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.

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