Man sentenced to 10 years in prison for firearms violations

Thomas Wohlford (KSN Photo)
Thomas Wohlford (KSN Photo)

WICHITA, Kansas – A federal judge in Wichita cited a defendant’s long criminal record in sentencing him Monday to 10 years in prison on a firearm violation.

Thomas Lee Wohlford, 32, Wichita, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm following felony convictions.

U.S. District Court Judge Monti L. Belot said in court records that Wohlford “has been involved in the criminal justice system on a more or less continuous basis since age 15,” and “has no respect for the law.”

In his plea, Wohlford admitted he was arrested Feb. 11, 2014, at a QuikTrip at 1610 E. Lincoln.

Police were called to the scene by a man whose car had been stolen.

The man told police he had spotted Wohlford putting gas in the stolen vehicle.

Police arrested Wohlford and seized a .22 caliber handgun from the car. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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