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Great Falls felon sentenced for gun possession

Posted at 3:45 PM, Sep 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-19 17:45:29-04
George Goodrie (Montana Department of Corrections photo)

GREAT FALLS – George Goodrie was sentenced on Monday to 38 months in prison for possessing a gun as a convicted felon.

He also received two years of supervised release and a $100 special assessment.

In January of 2016, Great Falls police searched for Goodrie in relation to an earlier reported incident regarding a robbery.

Law enforcement officers found a truck Goodrie stole in a casino parking lot. Officers arrested Goodrie inside the casino.

While searching the stolen truck, officers saw a handgun on the seat underneath the center console. The firearm appeared to be the same firearm previously identified as being associated with Goodrie.

Goodrie has an extensive criminal history that includes more than 20 felony convictions for thefts, violent conduct, assaulting a peace officer, and drugs, which precludes him from possessing firearms.

Reporting by Natalie McAlpine for MTN News