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Brackenridge man sentenced

Chuck Biedka
| Friday, June 10, 2005

Brackenridge resident Jared K. Allen was sentenced Thursday to 15 years in federal prison for violating gun and drug laws.

The 24-year-old Allen, also known as Jerrad Allen, of 715 Morgan St., also must serve eight years of supervision after his release, prosecutors said.

The sentence was imposed Thursday by Chief U.S. District Judge Donetta W. Ambrose in Pittsburgh.

On Aug. 6, 2003, Allen and Anthony Swann, 27, of New Kensington were found with drugs and guns during a sting in a Pittsburgh restaurant parking lot.

Federal agents and Pittsburgh police said Allen had a .357-caliber revolver and $2,860 in his pockets while he sat in a pickup during a drug sale. Allen is a felon who cannot legally have a gun. Crack cocaine also was found in the vehicle.

Allen and Swann were arrested, then released on bond. They were both later indicted by a federal grand jury.

Allen also is accused by police of shooting at Swann last July 4, about a year after their arrest, while Swann was inside a house in New Kensington. Swann wasn't wounded.

Allen additionally is accused in state court of shooting at another man. Police allege Allen and Kyle "Face" Harrison, 31, of Collins Drive, Pittsburgh, and 1352 Third Ave., Arnold, shot at each other numerous times in the Valley in 2003. Harrison was wounded once.

Later, Harrison was separately charged in federal court for selling a pistol to a drug addict and for having ammunition when he is a felon.

He was arrested by federal agents March 10, 2004, on the same day that agents arrested his girlfriend, Angel Hensley, 27, of Collins Drive and 1352 Fourth Ave., Arnold, in their Collins Drive home for allegedly participating in a drug conspiracy to sell and distribute drugs in the Valley.

On March 1, Harrison pleaded guilty to being a felon with ammunition in exchange for the government dropping the more serious gun charge. He is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court this morning, one day after his nemesis, Allen, was sentenced.

Harrison's girlfriend Hensley has pleaded guilty to leading an Arnold and New Kensington-based drug gang of women who sold about 87 grams of crack cocaine -- roughly three ounces -- during a 27-month period.

Her sentencing is set for early August.

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