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Man sentenced for truck theft, possession of illegal firearm
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A truck thief who left his loaded gun in the stolen vehicle after he ran from lawmen has been sentenced to a half year behind bars.The defendant, Bryan J. Christian, 32, was a convicted felon, meaning his possession of the firearm was a felony in itself. His felony conviction happened in 2003 when he was caught operating a meth lab. He was directed by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 180 days of a four-year sentence and will also be required to forfeit the weapon as part of his plea deal.Christian’s jail time comes after sheriff’s investigator Steven Carpenter spotted him in the Northgate Center parking lot.