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Associated Press, Published February 22 2013

Man sentenced to nearly 3 years on weapons charge

BISMARCK — A man who was arrested after a fight at a Minot bar has been sentenced on an illegal weapons charge.

Federal authorities charged Shawn Larkin, of Milwaukee, with possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty in October.

Authorities say the 30-year-old Larkin was living in Minot at the time of July 14 incident. Police were investigating a fight at Rooster's Bar when a witness reported that Larkin had a gun in his possession.

Larkin had previous felony convictions for theft and assault on a peace officer.

U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland sentenced Larkin to two years and seven months in prison.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.