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Charleston, MO found guilty of being a felon in possession of a gun

CHARLESTON, MO (KFVS) -

A Charleston, Missouri man was found guilty on Thursday, Dec. 4 after a one-day trial.

Marion Evans, 34, was found guilty of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, the trial testimony established that on Aug. 2, 2013 around 11:45 p.m. an officer with the Charleston Department of Public Safety saw Evans near his vehicle that was parked in an abandoned car wash.

In the front seat of Evans' car, officers say they saw a loaded .22 caliber Lorcin brand semi-automatic pistol with the serial numbers removed, $1,260 in cash and 45 grams of marijuana.

Evans is a previously convicted felon and is prohibited from having guns.

On Feb. 13, 2001 Evans was convicted in the Circuit Court of Mississippi County, Mo. of distribution of a controlled substance near a public housing authority and was sentenced to eight years in the Missouri Department of Corrections.

On July 27, 2004 he was convicted in the U.S. District Court of two counts of distribution of a controlled substance and sentenced to 100 months in prison.

Evans now faces a punishment of not less than 15 years to life imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

His sentencing has been set for March 2.

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