KC: Raymond L. Pierce Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

KC: Raymond L. Pierce Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm

KC Man, Raymond L. Pierce Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Following Police Chase

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A Kansas City, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase.

Raymond L. Pierce, 22, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

By pleading guilty, Pierce admitted that he illegally possessed a loaded Glock 9mm handgun on Dec. 28, 2019. Pierce also admitted that he was in possession of a Smith and Wesson .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and a Glock 9mm extended magazine on July 9, 2020.

Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition.  Pierce has a prior felony conviction for possession of a controlled substance.

On Dec. 28, 2019, a Jackson County Sheriff’s Deputy was working uniformed, but off-duty, patrolling the area around nightclubs that were letting out on Southwest Boulevard in Kansas City, Mo., at 2:36 a.m.  As he was trying to move people out of the street, the deputy saw in his rear-view mirror a green Ford Mustang approaching him without its headlights on at a high rate of speed. 

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