Georgia man facing prison for gun disguised as ink pen

Georgia News
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man faces a federal prison sentence after he pleaded guilty to carrying a homemade gun that was disguised as an ink pen.

U.S. Attorney Charles Peeler’s office said in a news release Friday that 28-year-old Billy Christopher Evans of Macon admitted he made the weapon, which fired a .22-caliber bullet from what appeared to be an ink pen measuring less than 5 inches (12.7 centimeters) long.

Federal prosecutors said Bibb County sheriff’s deputies found the pen gun when they searched Evans after being called to a hotel where he was acting erratically in November 2017. Investigators successfully fired the pen gun at a test range.

Evans pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison.

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