Harrisburg man gets 15 years for illegal firearm possession

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A convicted felon was sentenced Thursday for possessing a firearm.

Reginald Barton, a 30-year-old Harrisburg resident, will serve 15 years in prison.

Authorities said Barton pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in July.

Barton fled on foot from police in a traffic stop. He fired a shot from the gun in his possession and then tossed the firearm.

Due to his prior convictions, Barton was determined to be an armed career criminal and was subject to a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison.

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