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Elkhart man sentenced over 4 years on firearm offense

Published: Jun. 22, 2022 at 8:48 PM EDT
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ELKHART, Ind. (WNDU) - An Elkhart man is facing over 4 years in prison after pleading guilty to a felony possession of a firearm on Wednesday.

Shea Pletcher, 42, was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release.

According to case documents, in September 2021, police in Elkhart responded to the scene of a possible break in. Once authorities arrived at the home, officers found Pletcher with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Pletcher has an extensive criminal history, including at least 8 prior convictions. Any of his convictions for a felony offense prohibits him for possessing a firearm.

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