Pittsburgh man gets more than 7 years for gun charge
A Pittsburgh man was ordered to serve 7 1/2 years in prison for violating federal gun laws.
Marcus Smith, 23, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Pittsburgh.
United States District Judge Mark R. Hornak imposed the sentence.
Prosecutors said Smith had four prior convictions in Allegheny County Court.
According to federal court records, he was convicted of drug delivery and resisting arrest in 2013; aggravated assault and nine counts of reckless endangerment in 2014; having a handgun and resisting arrest in 2015; trespass, reckless endangerment and simple assault also in 2015.
As a result, he was no longer allowed to have firearms or ammunition. Despite those convictions, on Feb. 2, 2017, Smith again had a 9mm pistol loaded with an extended magazine, prosecutors said. Federal prosecution provided for a stiffer sentence.
He was still on state probation at the time.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods.
U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police for the investigation.
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