21-year-old Omaha felon convicted in federal court of gun possession

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – A 21-year-old man from Omaha was convicted in federal court Thursday for being a felon in possession of a gun.

Court documents indicate that Cardell Conner, 21, was sentenced to 37 months in prison without the possibility of parole – there is no parole in the federal system. Once Conner completes his prison term, he will then begin a three-year supervised release period.

Officials say Omaha police attempted to arrest Conner on a pending warrant on July 23, 2020, when Conner fled and crashed into two cars – one being a police car. Conner then fled the police on foot before being arrested.

Documents say officers located a 9mm handgun in Conner’s wrecked car and DNA tests showed his DNA on the gun. Prior to the July 23, 2020 incident, Conner was barred from owning a firearm due to a 2019 felony conviction for attempted theft.

Reports also indicate that US District Judge Brian C. Buescher has ordered that this 37-month federal sentence be served following his conviction in the state for driving a vehicle to avoid arrest and criminal mischief. Conner was sentenced to two years in prison in June.

The case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.

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