CAPE GIRARDEAU - A Hayti Heights man was sentenced Tuesday for unlawful possession of a firearm.
Llewellyn Keith Borders, 43, was sentenced to 48 months on one felony count of being a previously convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He appeared before United States District Judge Rodney W. Sippel.
On Dec. 13, 2006, a call was placed to the Hayti, police department concerning an altercation at a residence in Hayti. Officers responded to the scene and made contact with a woman who stated that Borders had been involved in an altercation with her and that he was still in the residence. After Borders came out of the house, his bedroom was searched and officers found a Intratec, .22 caliber pistol, which was loaded with several rounds of ammunition in its magazine, in the bedroom.
Borders told officers he was trying to stop an argument between two women at the house and admitted the firearm was his. Due to Borders' prior felony conviction, he is prohibited from possessing firearms.