Emmanuel Robinson, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, May 30, to 25 years and five months in federal prison without parole. Robinson was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions.
On Dec. 5, 2018, Robinson was convicted at trial of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Evidence introduced during the trial indicated that Robinson, a convicted felon, was in possession of a Taurus .40-caliber handgun on March 10, 2017.
Kansas City police detectives were contacting another individual on an unrelated matter on that date when an altercation occurred between that individual and Robinson. During the altercation, Robinson pushed the other individual and made motions towards his front waistband. The detectives identified themselves and Robinson started to walk away but kept his hands near his front waistband. Both Robinson and the other individual were detained in order to control the situation. During a search, a detective found the loaded handgun concealed in the waistband of Robinson’s pants.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Robinson has two prior felony convictions for unlawful use of a weapon and prior felony convictions for robbery, domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, assault, and armed criminal action.