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Felon faces 10 years in prison for possessing gun

A Niagara Falls man faces 10 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Antonio Carr, 24, is scheduled for sentencing on April 6 before U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.

According to the U.S. Attorney's office, Carr had the weapon on July 28 when Niagara County probation officers performed a home visit at his girlfriend's upper flat on Niagara Avenue. Carr  attempted to leave, telling officers he needed to attend to his children in a lower apartment. Carr went downstairs and handed a blue jacket to an occupant of the lower apartment.

A probation officer searched the jacket and found a .380 caliber pistol inside the right pocket, according to prosecutors.

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