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Yakima Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Being an Armed Career Criminal

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YAKIMA, WA -  A judge has sentenced a Yakima man to 15 years in prison under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

According to information disclosed during the court proceedings, on March 28, 2015, 48 year old Ronald Alex Phillips, a previously convicted felon, threatened to shoot a woman at an AM/PM mini-mart in Yakima.

He approached the woman, made a derogatory comment to her, then stated: "I'm going to shoot you." Phillips lifted up his shirt and revealed a firearm in his waistband.

Following a 911 call, Yakima Police Department officers responded to the scene and arrested Phillips, who was in possession of a firearm.

Phillips has dozens of prior criminal convictions ranging from drug trafficking and robbery to assault and theft.

Phillips will also be under 5 years of court supervision after released from prison.

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