A Casper resident was sentenced to five years imprisonment on Monday to being a felon possession of a firearm, according to court records.

Sean Mapp, who was 34 at the time of his arrest, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal, who also ordered him to three years probation after his release.

Freudenthal did not order him to pay a fine because of his child support obligations.

The case started in September after Mapp was arrested at a convenience store parking lot on East Second Street. A Casper police officer saw Mapp, knew there was a warrant out for his arrest, and saw him trying to pass a gun to a bystander.

Prosecutors discovered Mapp had at least three prior felony convictions.

He pleaded not guilty in Natrona County District Court to one felony charge of a felon in possession of a firearm, and misdemeanor counts of interference with a peace officer and carrying a concealed weapon.
But a federal grand jury indicted him in November on the one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

He pleaded guilty in March.


Mapp could have been sentenced to up to 10 years imprisonment and ordered to pay a $250,000 fine.