The office of U.S. Attorney Deb Gilg says 28-year-old Isaiah Cobb Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to four years and 10 months in prison for illegal possession of a firearm and another three years and 10 months for being a felon with a gun. He got another year for violating the terms of his release from prison.
Prosecutors say Cobb was convicted in 2005 of selling crack, and was released under supervision in 2007. Last year, Cobb told a visiting probation officer that he had a handgun in his apartment for protection. A check of the gun revealed it had been stolen from a vehicle five years earlier.