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updated: 10/31/2013 6:18 PM

Man involved in Des Plaines standoff guilty of gun possession

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A 29-year-old Des Plaines man involved in an armed standoff with police last September pleaded guilty in Skokie this week to felony weapon possession, court records show.

In exchange for his guilty plea to unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, Matthew Weber-Mixon was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $579, according to court records. He must complete at least 50 percent of his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Weber-Mixon received credit for the 43 days he has spent in custody since his arrest.

A 911 call on Sept. 15, brought Des Plaines police to Weber-Mixon's home, where authorities say he threatened to shoot officers attempting to interfere with his plans to kill himself.

Lengthy negotiations and the use of pepper spray ultimately resulted in Weber-Mixon's surrender, police said.

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