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Judge sentences Jenkens to federal prison for selling weapons used in murder

Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judge's Gavel By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Stratford man has been sentenced to five years and three months in a federal prison for selling guns, grenades, and the silencer used in a Wausau murder.  

Federal Judge William Conley also ordered Tyler Jenkens to spend three years under extended supervision once he gets out.  

Officials said Jenkens was about a year away from having a marijuana conviction expunged when he sold a firearm to a confidential informant. A search later turned up six weapons -- including a stolen gun, two homemade hand grenades, and a silencer that prosecutors said was used in the January 3rd shooting death of K.C. Elliott in Wausau.  

John Lewis is still facing charges in that homicide.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Rita Rumbelow wanted at least a six-year prison sentence, saying that Jenkens was "proud to be a criminal." He told the judge that firearms were his hobby -- and he made the grenades and silencer so he could have things that most people wouldn't.  

Conley reminded Jenkens that his prior criminal record barred him from having firearms.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)