Chriell Glaze, 30, was sentenced Tuesday by a Faulkner County jury to 25 years in prison for illegal firearms possession.

According to 20th Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Marcus Vaden, Glaze had been previously convicted of several other felonies and was found by a jury to be illegally in possession of a .22 caliber pistol.

Glaze had prior convictions in St. Francis and Faulkner counties, as well as the state of Georgia. Based upon those convictions, the state alleged that Glaze was a habitual offender and subject to an extended term of imprisonment, according to Vaden.

"Our office believes wholeheartedly in the right to possess and enjoy firearms; however, this freedom cannot extend to those individuals who refuse to follow the law," Vaden said. "In this case, Mr. Glaze had previous convictions for numerous felonies, some of which were violent in nature. Because of that, we are very pleased with the jury’s guilty verdict and lengthy prison sentence."

Glaze has other charges pending in Faulkner County Circuit Court, including allegations that he committed crimes of aggravated assault, terroristic threatening, residential burglary and obstructing governmental operations. 

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