A jury found a Butler man guilty of two felonies after a trial that concluded Wednesday, Jan. 29, in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Hillsboro.
Mackenzie R. Rhodes, 42, of Butler, was convicted of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of methamphetamine. He was arrested at his Butler residence on Feb. 3, 2018, by the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on a search warrant.
The weapons conviction is punishable by 3-14 years in prison, while the meth conviction carries a sentencing range of 2-10 years in prison with the possibility of probation. Montgomery County State's Attorney Bryant Hitchings argued and ultimately proved to the jury that Rhodes, who had been convicted of a felony in Montgomery County in 2015, was in possession of both a firearm and meth in his rural Butler home. Rhodes was represented by public defender Erin Mattson.