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A Columbus resident received a six-year prison sentence for carrying a hand-
gun 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.
McKinzie will serve two years on probation upon release from prison.
He pleaded guilty Jan. 14 to resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; resisting law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and carrying a handgun without a license, a Class C felony.
Heimann found no mitigating factors for reducing the sentences. The judge said in the sentencing order that McKinzie’s criminal history, previous violation of probation and probable cause to believe he committed additional crimes of perjury and invasion of privacy served as aggravating factors for determining the sentences.
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