YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A man arrested by Boardman police in December following a chase pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to a firearms charge.
Marlan Everson, 50, who has an address listed in court records as the private prison on the east side of Youngstown, entered a guilty plea before U.S. Judge Donald C. Nugent in the U.S. Northern District Court of Ohio to a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Sentencing is set for Dec. 22.
Everson was arrested Dec. 8 after he failed to stop for Boardman police who tried to pull him over for impaired driving. He eventually stopped in a driveway on Potomac Avenue in Youngstown and tried to run away but was stopped at gunpoint, reports said.
Reports said police searched his car and found a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol inside. Everson told police the gun was not his and he was on his way to Youngstown because a family member had been wounded in a shooting, but city police had no shooting calls that evening, reports said.
Everson is not allowed to have a gun because of a January 2013 conviction in federal court on a drug charge, according to the indictment in his case.