A 31-year-old Cana man has been sentenced to serve five years in prison after being found guilty of possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon.
Glen McMillian, of Cana, was found guilty of the charge Thursday after a jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court. The jury recommended a five-year sentence, which Judge Robert Turk upheld, said Michael Jones, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for Carroll County. While it is rare for someone to be found guilty of an offense and sentenced the same day, Jones said McMillian agreed to go forward with the sentencing since it was a mandatory five-year sentence.
McMillian had previously been convicted of malicious wounding, a felony, on March 11, 2009. Additionally, Jones said McMillian was found guilty in a bench trial on Feb. 7 of threatening to burn, another felony. McMillian’s sentencing for that conviction will be held on March 27 in Carroll County Circuit Court, Jones added, the same day McMillian will also have another jury trial for the three previous charges as well as charges of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon and perjury. On March 27, McMillian will also have a probation violation hearing on the malicious wounding conviction from 2009.
Jones said McMillian was charged with the possession of a firearm by a violent convicted felon after Deputy Chuck Edwards of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office served a warrant for a probation violation and found McMillian riding on a 4-wheeler with a loaded shotgun on the front of the vehicle.