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Cass Lake man sentenced for possessing stolen pistol

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BEMIDJI -- A Cass Lake man with an extensive decade-long criminal history was sentenced Tuesday for being in possession of a stolen handgun.

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Joseph Allen Jones, 30, must serve two years and four months at the St. Cloud Correctional Facility, with credit for 146 days served. Beltrami District Judge Paul Benshoof sentenced Jones.

A report of a stolen pistol to the Hubbard County Sheriff's Office on March 10 eventually led investigators to a home of a relative of Jones. There, Jones admitted to police the weapon was inside the home.

Jones has a criminal history that includes two felony assault convictions in Cass County in 2003 and 2005, as well as a felony assault conviction in Crow Wing County in 2004, according to court documents. In Beltrami County, Jones was convicted of domestic assault in 2010 and failing to register as a predatory offender in 2011, court documents showed.

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Justin Glawe
Reporting on crime, courts and Beltrami county government. Follow me on Twitter @JustinGlawe.
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