Marcus D. Mack, 32, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 10 years in federal prison without parole, which is the statutory maximum penalty for this offense.
On Dec. 3, 2018, Mack pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Mack was under surveillance after being identified in two separate shootings that occurred at a gas station on 10th Street on June 4, 2018, and at an apartment on June 5, 2018. In addition, Mack had active warrants for his arrest. On June 6, 2018, Kansas City police detectives followed him to a gas station on Prospect Avenue, where he got out of his vehicle and got into the rear passenger’s seat of a Buick Regal. Police officers attempted to stop the Buick to arrest Mack. The driver of the Buick attempted to flee through the parking lot of the gas station but eventually stopped and Mack was arrested. Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded Glock 10mm semi-automatic handgun wrapped up in a jacket, lying on the rear floorboard where Mack had been sitting. DNA analysis concluded that Mack was a major contributor of the DNA located on the firearm.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Mack also must plead guilty to Jackson County charges of assault and armed criminal action.
Under federal law, it is illegal for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Mack has three prior felony convictions for armed criminal action, and prior felony convictions for robbery, attempted robbery, and assault.