A Blue Springs man will spend time in prison after accidentally shooting a friend.


Travis L. Martin, 38, was sentenced to nine years in prison without parole by U.S. Judge Greg Kays, according to acting U.S. Attorney David M. Ketchmark’s office.

A Blue Springs man will spend time in prison after accidentally shooting a friend.


Travis L. Martin, 38, was sentenced to nine years in prison without parole by U.S. Judge Greg Kays, according to acting U.S. Attorney David M. Ketchmark’s office.


Martin pleaded guilty Jan. 5 to being a felon in possession of a firearm – a  Colt .45-caliber pistol.


On June 27, 2011, Martin was at his home in Blue Springs with the victim, when he accidentally shot him in the arm. He took his friend to the hospital for treatment.


When officers went to his home with a search warrant, they found the gun and nine other firearms. They also found 15 marijuana plants, a baggie of marijuana and narcotics paraphernalia.


It’s illegal under federal law for a convicted felon to possess any firearm or ammunition. Martin has felony convictions for unlawful use of a weapon, felonious restraint and armed criminal action .


The prosecutor in the case was Bruce Clark, assistant U.S. attorney. Independence police and the ATFE firearms task force investigated.