- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A 44-year-old convicted felon who was arrested last summer after being spotted with a gun in his waistband by the head of Rhode Island State Police has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

The U.S. attorney’s office and Providence police chief announced Friday that Troy Antley got the maximum sentence for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

State Police Col. Steven O’Donnell noticed Antley in the city’s Smith Hill neighborhood last June with a loaded gun in his pants, and alerted police. Antley drove off, and officers quickly blocked his car. He ran but was arrested after a brief but violent struggle with police.

Authorities say Antley had been previously convicted in state court on felony assault, robbery and drug charges.

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