Marston man sentenced to more than 7 years for being a felon in possession of firearm

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – A Marston man was sentenced to serve more than seven years in federal prison for being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

Marco M. Debose, 39, of Marston, Mo. was sentenced to serve 90 months in federal prison following his guilty plea. United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel sentenced Debose at the federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday, September 15 .

According to court documents, law enforcement officials executed a search warrant at Debose’s residence in September 2020. Among other things, officers discovered three firearms and various drug paraphernalia items inside the home. During a guilty plea hearing earlier this summer, Debose admitted the firearms belonged to him. Debose was prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law because of his previous felony convictions, including convictions for domestic assault and stealing-related offenses. After serving the 90-month sentence, Debose will be placed on supervised release for three years.

The Southeast Missouri Drug Task Force and the New Madrid County Sheriff’s Department investigated this case. Assistant United States Attorney Jack Koester handled the prosecution for the government.

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