Abingdon Man Receives 77 Month Federal Sentence on Gun Charges


An Abingdon man who pleaded guilty to gun related charges last week has been sentence to 77 months in Federal Prison. 44 year old Micah Mowen of Abingdon was arrested in McDonough County in August of 2019 after he’d been found sleeping in his vehicle in unauthorized area. Upon investigation, the arresting officers located a stolen handgun and a sawed off shotgun in the vehicle. Mowen then attempted to flee from Police but was soon apprehended. According to Federal Prosecutors, Mowen has been in the custody of Federal Marshals since August of 2020 while awaiting trial and his subsequent sentencing. Mowen could received up to 10 years in jail on these charges. The McDonough County Sheriff’s Office, Galesburg Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Jen Mathew and Sarah Seberger represented the government in the prosecution.

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