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Michigan City man sentenced to 9 years for possessing firearm

A Michigan City man was sentenced to over 9 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the US Attorney's Office.

Jeffrey Cooper, 32, was sentenced to nine years and seven months in prison followed by 3 years supervised release.

Cooper was accused of leading police on a car chase for over a mile that ended when he crashed into a car and a pole outside the Blue Chip Casino.

Cooper fled, but police found a loaded pistol with a high capacity magazine in his crashed car, reports said.

Cooper's previous convictions include battery resulting in serious bodily injury, intimidation, and escape.

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