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Man sentenced for stealing firearm from Berea gun show

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Posted at 3:31 PM, Oct 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-04 15:31:53-04

A Cleveland man has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in federal prison for stealing a firearm from a gun show in Berea.

Anthony Lett, 41, was convicted by a jury earlier this year on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of being in possession of a stolen firearm.

"This is a person with a long history of violence who has no business having a firearm," U.S. Attorney Justin Herdman said. "Our community is safer with him behind bars."

Lett stole a Kahr Arms .45-caliber pistol from a gun show in April 2016, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. He had prior convictions making it illegal for him to have a firearm.

He is currently serving 20 years in state prison for unrelated convictions including rape, attempted murder, aggravated robbery and other crimes, according to court documents.