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State v. Tharp

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

A-13-0959, State v. John P. Tharp (Appellant)

Scotts Bluff County, District Judge Randall Lippstreau

Attorney for Appellant: Stacy C. Nossaman-Petitt (Nossaman-Petitt Law Firm)

Attorney for Appellee: Jon Bruning and George Love (Attorney General’s Office)

Criminal Action: Terroristic Threats, Third Degree Domestic Assault, A Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Action Taken by Trial Court: After a jury trial on the matter, a jury found the appellant guilty on all counts. The district court sentenced the appellant to 12 to 24 months’ imprisonment for the conviction of terroristic threats; 6 months’ imprisonment for the conviction of third degree domestic assault; and 3 to 5 years’ imprisonment on each of the two convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Assignments of Error on Appeal: The appellant assigns that the district court erred by overruling his motion to suppress and in excluding certain evidence regarding the purchase of firearms by a prohibited person, specifically the difference between a “firearm” and an “antique firearm.”

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