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2 KC felons get long sentences for gun possession

Updated: 2013-03-15T11:50:05Z

Two convicted Kansas City felons have been sentenced to lengthy terms in federal prison for illegally possessing firearms.

U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson says 51-year-old Seab Nolen was sentenced Thursday to 16 years without parole as an armed criminal offender with nine previous felony convictions.

Nolen was arrested last June after police responded to his home on a report of a disturbance involving a weapon. He pleaded guilty in October.

Also Thursday, 37-year-old Jervonz Williams was sentenced to 19 years. He pleaded guilty in November to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors said Williams hit a woman in the head with a handgun last May and threatened to shoot her.

He has five prior felony convictions.

The Associated Press

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