The United States Attorney’s Office announced that John Atkinson was sentenced to 92 months in prison.  Atkinson, 31, Salem, MO, pleaded guilty last March to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Due to his previous felony convictions, he is forbidden by law to own or possess firearms.


The United States Attorney’s Office announced that John Atkinson was sentenced to 92 months in prison.  Atkinson, 31, Salem, MO, pleaded guilty last March to one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Due to his previous felony convictions, he is forbidden by law to own or possess firearms.

He appeared today for sentencing before United States District Judge Carol E. Jackson.

This case was investigated by the Dent County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Michael Bert handled the case for the U.S. Attorney’ Office.