Man sentenced to prison over gun from Rural King

Man sentenced to prison over gun from Rural King

URBANA — A Champaign man who admitted he had a gun that had been stolen from a Champaign store last summer has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

Vincent Mosley, 28, of the 1200 block of North Walnut Street, pleaded guilty Friday before Champaign County Judge Harry Clem to possession of a weapon by a felon.

Mosley admitted that on Sept. 19, he had a .40-caliber semi-automatic gun in his home that had been stolen from Rural King, 913 W. Marketview Drive, C, on Sept. 2.

Champaign police had received a tip that Mosley might have the gun in his home and that he was selling drugs. Based on that information, they obtained a search warrant for his house and found the gun and 3.2 grams of alleged crack cocaine.

Two other men have been charged with breaking into the rural supply store and stealing 24 handguns. Nine have been recovered.

In return for Mosley's plea to the weapons charge, other more serious charges of armed violence and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance were dismissed.

Mosley was given credit on his sentence for 198 days already served in the county jail.

Assistant State's Attorney Lindsey Clark said he had prior convictions for domestic battery, aggravated battery and unlawful delivery of a controlled substance.

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