A Knott County man with a “significant criminal history” was sentenced last Thursday to more than 26 years in prison, according to the office of U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey.
A jury in December found Roy Dean Pratt Jr., 50, guilty of being a felon in possession of firearms. The sentence was enhanced because of Pratt’s history as an “armed career criminal.”
Kentucky State Police conducted a search of Pratt’s home last April and found numerous firearms, Harvey’s office said. Pratt’s criminal history, which dates to 1995, prohibited him from having the guns.
Pratt must serve at least 85 percent of the 320 month sentence, according to Harvey’s office.