West Virginia felon gets 5 years for having gun

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A 40-year-old Charleston man has been sentenced to almost five years in federal prison for having both a gun and a felony conviction.

Authorities say Markus Davis pleaded guilty earlier to illegal firearm possession.

Charleston police say they pulled over Davis’ vehicle on Feb. 22 for a traffic violation and found a stolen, loaded Taurus handgun in his pants.

According to prosecutors, Davis was convicted of robbery in 2004 in Kanawha County Circuit Court and also convicted of illegal gun possession in 2011.

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