A Kansas City man who pleaded guilty to felony possession following a traffic stop in Independence will spend more than 15 years in federal prison.
Shane E. Jones, 31, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Kansas City to 15 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. The court sentenced Jones as armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions and ordered that his federal sentence be served after a sentence in two unrelated state cases.
Jones was arrested following a Feb. 8, 2018 traffic stop when Independence Police saw he had two different license plates on the front and rear of his vehicle. Officers found a loaded semi-automatic pistol and a box of ammunition under the driver's seat.
Under federal law, it's illegal for anyone with a felony conviction to have a gun or ammunition, and Jones has 17 felony convictions as an adult, including five for sale of a controlled substance. He had been out of prison and on probation for about four months prior to his arrest.