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Columbus man sentenced for series of incidents


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A Columbus resident received a six-year prison sentence for carrying a handgun without a license, stemming from an incident involving his girlfriend and her nephew.

The conviction marked the 10th time Freddie McKinzie, 33, 2629 Pavia Court, has been convicted of a crime, according to the sentencing order Tuesday by Bartholomew Circuit Court Judge Stephen Heimann.

Two years of the sentence were suspended.

McKinzie also was sentenced to 272 days in jail for resisting law enforcement and attempted criminal mischief. He was given credit for 136 days served in jail. Heimann ordered these two sentences to run concurrently.

However, Heimann ordered the sentence for carrying a handgun without a license to be served consecutively with the other two sentences.

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