A Kansas City man known to authorities as a documented gang member was sentenced to almost 10 years in federal prison for illegally possessing two firearms.
Leon D. Stinnett, 28, of Kansas City, was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to nine years and six months in federal prison without parole.
Stinnett previously pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of two firearms — a Jimenez 9 mm pistol and a Glock .40-caliber pistol.
According to court documents, tactical officers working undercover Nov. 2, 2013, at the funeral of a documented gang member recognized Stinnett as he exited the funeral home with two other men.
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After authorities initiated a traffic stop near 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue in Kansas City, Stinnett attempted to flee in a 2003 Honda Accord. He was found a short time later after he returned to the site of the funeral.
Stinnett was arrested on outstanding warrants. According to court documents, officers found the loaded Jimenez 9 mm pistol in the driver’s seat and the loaded Glock .40-caliber pistol in the trunk when they searched the vehicle.
Stinnett has two prior felony convictions for burglary and a prior felony conviction for robbery.
It is illegal for anyone convicted of a felony to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition.