Spencer Woman Sentenced to Prison on Federal Firearms Charge

A Spencer woman has been sentenced to serve over a year in federal prison on a firearms charge.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 25-year-old Marissa Anderson pleaded guilty back in March to false statement during purchase of a firearm. Evidence presented in the case showed that Anderson supplied 12 guns to five different individuals, each of whom was prohibited from lawfully possessing firearms. Authorities say the crimes were discovered during multiple investigations. In one incident, Anderson reportedly transferred a semi automatic gun to a felon, then drove him around Spencer as he threatened another person while brandishing the gun.

Anderson was released on bond previously set, and is set to surrender to a U.S. Marshal on a date to be determined.