Ordway Sentenced For Federal Weapons Charge

Ordway Sentenced For Federal Weapons Charge

A western Michigan man serving up to 50 years in prison for the murder of a roommate has been sentenced on a federal weapons charge.

A judge in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids on Thursday gave 43-year-old Harold Ordway 10 years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. That will be served concurrently with last month's second-degree murder sentence for the slaying of 53-year-old Paul Atchley.

Atchley's blood was found on a mattress in Ordway's pickup after he crashed it in 2011 in Plainwell, south of Grand Rapids. Authorities were investigating the disappearances of Atchley and 33-year-old Michael VanBuskirk. VanBuskirk's body was found in Kalamazoo County. Atchley's body still is missing.

Ordway pleaded guilty to the murder and weapons charge.


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