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3 are sentenced in firearms case

Three Central Kentucky residents received prison sentences Friday for their roles in a conspiracy to possess and sell stolen firearms, according to the U.S. attorney's office in Lexington.

Jason R. Shipwash, 28, of Paris, was sentenced to 38 months in prison. Jessica Arnold, 32, of Georgetown, received an 18 months sentence. Christopher T. Wood, 31, of Lexington was sentenced to 12 months and a day.

Shipwash and Wood admitted in May to being involved in a series of residential burglaries in Scott and Harrison counties in which firearms were stolen. They also admitted to selling the stolen guns to people in Lexington and Paris, officials said.

Arnold admitted that she lied to law enforcement officials to conceal Shipwash's activities.

Under federal law, the three must serve 85 percent of their sentences. U.S. Senior District Court Judge Karl S. Forester also ordered Shipwash and Wood to pay the firearms theft victims $3,868.

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