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Austin man sentenced to supervised probation in Mower County District Court on three felony counts of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm

An Austin man facing 25 felony counts for being a violent felon in possession of a firearm and one felony count of being a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition after an incident in Lyle in May of 2019 has been sentenced to supervised probation on three of the violent felon in possession of a firearm charges in Mower County District Court.

60-year old James Lee Chris Walker was convicted and sentenced Thursday to 10 years of supervised probation each on three felony counts of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm.  A 60-month prison sentence was stayed for 10 years on each count if Walker adheres to the conditions of his probation, and Judge Jeffery Kritzer determined that Walker would be allowed to serve the sentences concurrently.

Walker pleaded guilty to the three felony counts on January 28th, and the other 22 felony counts of being a violent felon in possession of a firearm, plus the felony count for being a violent felon in possession of firearm ammunition in the cases were dismissed with Walker’s guilty pleas.

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