Prescott man sentenced to prison for unregistered weapons

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PHOENIX -- A Prescott man was sentenced Dec. 2 to two years in federal prison for failure to register weapons.

Gerald James Brown, 62, was found guilty by a federal jury in May of two counts of the illegal possession of firearms, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Brown was charged in February for possession of a silencer and a shotgun with a 12-round revolving magazine, known as a "Street Sweeper," and classified as a destructive device under federal law.

Both firearms require owner registration and Brown had never filed the necessary paperwork registration for either of the firearms.