CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) – Federal authorities say that a New York man prohibited from having a firearm has been sentenced in Clarksburg, West Virginia, to 19 months in prison for having someone else buy a handgun for him.
Investigators say 22-year-old Tyler Purvis-Mitchell of Albany selected the gun from Cashland II Pawn Shop and gave a woman money to buy it for him in April 2015.
He pleaded guilty in July to one count of conspiring to provide a false statement in buying a firearm.
Purvis-Mitchell originally faced three charges, including illegal gun possession by someone addicted to heroin.
Tiffany Renee Taylor, who bought the gun, pleaded guilty earlier to one charge and was sentenced to 15 months with credit for time served.
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