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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) -

An Illinois man is headed to federal prison for lying to buy a gun and then firing shots into two Cedar Rapids homes.

Marcus Wilson, 24 from Carbondale, Illinois, was sentenced to 30 months in prison on Wednesday after pleading guilty to possessing a firearm as an unlawful drug user.

Court documents show that Wilson admitted to buying a .40 caliber handgun and ammunition from a Cedar Rapids gun shop on May 8, 2014. Wilson also admitted to lying on the background check paperwork by saying he was not an unlawful drug user, when in fact, he had been using cocaine, marijuana and PCP for at least three years.

In the plea agreement, Wilson told the court he went to visit his girlfriend at her friends house the day after he bought the gun. He said that he was forced to leave after getting into a fight with people living at the house. He then admitted to firing several rounds, hitting the house and the one next door while people, including children, were inside.

Court documents show that Wilson then lied to police when they arrived on scene, saying he had been shot at by people inside the house. Police removed those people from the home at gunpoint before funding out that Wilson lied.

Wilson was sentenced to thirty months in prison. He will also be on supervised release for three years after the prison term.

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