Parker sentenced on gun charge

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) Mack Parker, 52, was sentenced to 34 months in federal prison and three years supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

    Juneau was found unconscious behind the wheel of a running vehicle with the engine running blocking traffic by Juneau Police last June 25.  The officer came to the window and noticed Mr. Parker reaching under his leg.  He spotted a pistol and was able to secure the firearm.  It had a loaded magazine and round in the chamber.

    Police also found some marijuana, drug paraphernalia and methamphetamine in the vehicle.

    Parker became a felon in 2001 after he was convicted of robbery in the first degree.

    Parker is due to be sentenced in State Court on April 17th on charges related to a burglary at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center last summer.  Police said the center was ransacked on July 2, 2017.  Police said they found dentures marked M. Parker in a back pack during the inventory from the burglary.

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