Career criminal sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession of firearm

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FORT SMITH, Ark (KNWA/KFTA) — A career criminal from the River Valley has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

37-year-old Christopher Lee Stowell of Sebastian County is charged with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Stowell was sentenced under the Armed Career Criminal Act, which is a sentencing range of 15 years to life for people convicted of federal gun crimes, and have at least 3 prior felony convictions for violent or serious drug-related offenses.

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