'Outlaw' with multiple felony convictions to serve 9 years
A self-proclaimed outlaw will serve nine years behind bars following his fifth conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Last Friday, 59-year-old Jeff Green was sentenced in federal court to nine years after pleading guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jonas Walker, assistant U.S. attorney, says Green was released on bail while awaiting sentencing on a prior prosecution, but after the State imposed his sentence, Green failed to turn himself in. In June of 2016, Anchorage Police located and arrested Green near his apartment.
Walker says Green was found to have a handgun on his person at the time of his arrest, but authorities say they also found two stolen handguns in a storage closet adjacent to Green's apartment. Green had cut a hole from his unit to the storage closet for access, police say. Officers also reported finding shell casings, ammunition and body armor inside his apartment, along with a reminder note to collect an apparent drug debt.
Authorities say Green has prior convictions for homicide, robbery, burglary and methamphetamine-related offenses, and in a recorded phone call, Green reportedly referred to himself as an "outlaw" who had "18 violent felony convictions."
U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason imposed the 108-month sentence on Friday, saying Green was a danger to the public while armed and noted this was his fifth conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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