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  • Klamath standoff leads to 15-year prison sentence

  • A 24-year-old Klamath Falls man has been sentenced in Medford to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
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  • A 24-year-old Klamath Falls man has been sentenced in Medford to 15 years in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
    Matthew Derby was arrested in December 2008 following a standoff at a Klamath Falls trailer park.
    The authorities say Derby refused to surrender for two hours, telling sheriff's deputies he was either going to prison or he could just "end the whole thing."
    Derby eventually gave up, tossing his gun out after being told a tactical team was on its way to remove him from the trailer.
    Under federal law, people with three or more felony convictions for violent crimes or drug trafficking are subject to a 15-year mandatory minimum sentence for possessing firearms.
    — The Associated Press
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