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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A Mexico, Mo. man involved in a high-speed chase that caused a multi-vehicle accident is sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms and methamphetamine distribution.

Myron Samare Mahaney, 23, pleaded guilty on Nov. 1, 2022 and is sentenced Wednesday, March 15, 2023 to 7 years and 3 months in federal prison without parole. 

The Department of Justice Western District of Missouri indicates a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper attempted to stop a Nissan Rouge, in which Mahaney was a passenger, that was traveling 95 miles per hour on U.S. Highway 54 on March 14, 2022. The Nissan accelerated rapidly when the trooper turned on his lights and siren then drove onto U.S. Highway 50 in Jefferson City, traveling 107 miles per hour. The Nissan exited onto Dix Road and crashed into multiple vehicles that were stopped for traffic.

Mahaney fled on foot from the vehicle but was taken into custody by Jefferson City police officers. Mahaney was reportedly carrying a crossbody bag that contained approximately 219 grams of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a loaded Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic handgun and a loaded Springfield .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. He had $2,086 in cash in his front pocket.

Under federal law, it is illegal for convicted felons to be in possession of any firearm or ammunition. Court records indicate Mahaney has a prior felony conviction for unlawful use of a weapon after he arrived at a residence, exited his vehicle, became verbally aggressive with the residents, then shot toward the residence with a Glock 19 with a 50-round drum.