- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A Lancaster County district judge has sentenced a 21-year-old man back to prison after he was convicted of illegally possessing a gun.

The Lincoln Journal Star (https://bit.ly/1s86YnQ ) reports a jury convicted Oshea Brooks in December of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The judge sentenced him on Wednesday to 10 to 20 years in prison.

Court documents show Brooks was arrested in March after police say they saw him and another man give two .22-caliber rifles to two other men in exchange for money.

Brooks served almost two years in prison on a 2011 burglary charge. That conviction made it illegal for him to have a firearm under state law.

The judge gave Brooks credit for the 287 days he served in jail.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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