Notorious Gangster in Trouble Again

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Shauntay Henderson arrested here, Sept. 15, 2010 for possession of an illegal firearm. She pleaded guilty in federal court on Oct. 27, 2011.

Shauntay Henderson, the Kansas City woman who was formerly on the FBI Most Wanted list pleaded guilty in federal court Oct. 27 to illegally possessing a firearm.

Henderson admitted that she was in posession of a Taurus .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun on Sept. 15, 2010. It is illegal under federal law for anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Henderson has prior felony conviction for voluntary manslaughter and armed criminal action.

According to court documents, police were conducting surveillance at a Kansas City, Mo., residence on Sept. 15, 2010, due to recent drug activity and gang violence. During the surveillance, officers saw Henderson arrive at the house. Moments later, she left the residence and got into a black Kia Sportage that she had arrived in. An unidentified female drove the vehicle to the Wal-Mart at 11601 E. 40 Hwy., Kansas City. Officers watched the two women enter the store; when they returned to the vehicle, officers activated their red lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle.

According to court documents, the driver of the vehicle didn’t stop, and instead fled through the Wal-Mart parking lot and into the Lowe’s parking lot. Officers pursued the vehicle. When the vehicle stopped behind the Lowe’s store, Henderson got out and started running. The officers pursued Henderson on foot and saw her remove a handgun from her right front pants pocket and drop it on the ground. An officer retrieved the firearm as other officers continued the pursuit to the back yard of a nearby residence, where Henderson was detained.

Under federal statutes, Henderson is subject to a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison without parole, plus a fine up to $250,000. A sentencing hearing will be scheduled after the completion of a presentence investigation by the United States Probation Office.

Information provided by the US Attorney’s Office.

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