Youngstown man charged of being a felon in possession of firearm

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An indictment in the case said Jackson had a .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle with him when he was arrested

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) — A South Side man will spend over four years in federal prison after being sentenced Thursday in federal court on a gun charge.

Rodrick Jackson, 33, of West Ravenwood Avenue, was sentenced to 51 months in prison by U.S. Judge Benita Y. Pearson after pleading guilty to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm in the U.S. Northern District Court Of Ohio.Jackson was arrested in October by city police.

An indictment in the case said Jackson had a .22-caliber semiautomatic rifle with him when he was arrested. Jackson is barred from having a gun because of a 2015 drug conviction in Mahoning County Common Pleas Court.Details of the arrest were not immediately available.

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