« Continue Browsing

e-mail article Print     e-mail article E-mail

Associated Press, Published September 29 2012

ND man sentenced for felon in possession of gun

BISMARCK — A Belcourt man has been sentenced to three years and 10 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

U.S. Attorney Timothy Purdon says 28-year-old Jordan Short was sentenced Friday in Bismarck federal court.

Authorities say Short was driving a vehicle on the Turtle Mountain Indian Reservation in Oct. 2011 when a Bureau of Indian Affairs officer attempted to stop him for a traffic violation.

Authorities say Short fled in the vehicle and on foot. Authorities say a handgun was found in the vehicle.

Short was prohibited from possessing a firearm because of two prior felony convictions in 2004 and 2006 that included theft and aggravated assault.