- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings man has been sentenced to more than three years in federal prison for possessing a police department-issued rifle taken from an officer’s private vehicle.

The Billings Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1uSRMwp) U.S. District Judge Susan Watters sentenced 32-year-old Kyle James Harman on Friday to three years and five months in prison. He earlier pleaded guilty to receiving a firearm while under felony indictment and possession of a stolen firearm.

Watters said the term would run consecutive to Harman’s five-year state sentence for robbery, theft and drug convictions.

Federal prosecutors say the rifle, ammunition and other items were taken from the officer’s vehicle in December 2012.

A Yellowstone County jail inmate told a Billings police officer that Harman had bragged about the theft. Officers searching Harman’s residence found the gun.

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Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com


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