Man sentenced to 4-plus years in prison on firearms charge

picture of a handgun

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Sioux Falls man has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison on a firearms charge.

Forty-five-year-old Richard Long Jr. pleaded guilty in January to possession of firearms by a prohibited person.

Authorities say Long broke into his father’s home and stole firearms, after which he was caught trying to sell one of the guns to a pawnshop.

Long was prohibited from possessing any guns because he had been previously convicted of a felony.

U.S. District Judge Karen Schreier sentenced Long to 54 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release.

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