KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A man from KCMO was convicted in federal court on Tuesday for illegal possession of firearms after hitting two law enforcement vehicles and crashing into the fence of a nursery.
Brandon Walton, 39, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty in June to being a felon in possession of a gun.
In September 2018, authorities identified Walton in a parking lot near Troost and attempted to pin him in his vehicle, as they knew he had an active warrant for violating the conditions of his supervised release.
According to court documents, while attempting to make the arrest, Walton accelerated and slammed into the front of a US Vice Marshal’s vehicle and escaped. He then hit the vehicle of another vice-marshal who was trying to block him. That’s when Walton’s car pulled over and got stuck in a daycare fence.
Walton had a Sig Sauer .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun in his pants pocket. In his car, officers located two other firearms, both semi-automatic with extended magazines. Marijuana, cocaine and several pills were also found in the car. A passenger also had a gun in her purse.
At the time of his arrest, Walton was on probation in two separate federal cases and was sentenced to 24 months in jail for each of those cases. They will work simultaneously. However, the 24 months imprisonment follows the 10-year sentence received on Tuesday.
Walton will serve a total sentence of 12 years.
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