INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - An Indianapolis man was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Friday after entering a guilty plea that he illegally possessed a handgun as a previous convicted felon.
U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced that 58-year-old George Burdine had an extensive criminal history, involving more than 30 arrests.
Burdine was stopped by an officer on Sept. 2011. According to a release, when he stepped out the vehicle, the officer noticed a knife sticking out of his pocket.
Burdine later admitted he had a gun in the vehicle as well.
Authorities say he has a 40-year criminal history – with 32 prior arrests and ten felony convictions.
Burdine's 15 federal sentence also carries a five-year supervised release after he is released from prison.
The city of Kokomo has purchased a former steel plant site that has undergone years of environmental cleanup and plans to use the land to try to reduce damage from future flooding.
A northwest Indiana county council has passed a resolution stating its opposition to a proposed 47-mile tollway would Interstate 65 with I-55 south of Chicago.
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