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A Jefferson City man was sentenced to four years in prison for pleading guilty to charges in connection with an illegal drug case this past spring.

During a hearing before Cole County Judge Cotton Walker, Kendrick Warren, 32, pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance after an incident at a Jefferson City bar in March. Warren also pleaded guilty to resisting arrest. His sentence will run concurrent with any sentence he is currently serving, and he will be credited with time already served.

The incident occurred at J.Pfenny’s on East High Street, according to a Jefferson City Police Department probable cause statement.

Officers were called because Warren threatened to kill a person in the bar with a gun.

When the first officer arrived, witnesses pointed to Warren as the person who had pointed the gun. He fled on foot, and officers followed him.

The chase went along the 200 block of Commercial Way, across East High Street and south on Madison Street. Warren was eventually caught running behind several businesses near the intersection of High and Madison streets.

Officers found Warren in possession of a bag with nearly 50 pills of oxycodone hydrochloride, a bag with a gram of marijuana, a bag with pills and powder believed to be Ecstasy, as well as $307 in cash.

The victim refused to cooperate with the investigation other than to claim Warren had threatened him with a gun. No other witnesses claimed to have “seen” what occurred before officers arrived, and the firearm the victim said Warren displayed was never located.

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