October 12, 2018 8:19 pm

Former 3 Doors Down bassist gets decade-long prison sentence for possessing a firearm

In this April 9, 2011 file photo, then-3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell performs before a NASCAR auto race at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, Texas.

AP Photo/Tim Sharp, File

The founding member and former bassist of the rock band 3 Doors Down has been sentenced to 10 years in Mississippi state prison for possession of a firearm by a felon.

News outlets report Jackson County Circuit Court Judge Robert Krebs gave Todd Harrell the maximum penalty during a hearing Thursday.

In this D’Iberville Police Department photo released on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell poses for a photograph. 

AP Photo/D'Iberville Police Department

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Authorities responded to Harrell’s home after an alarm went off in June. Harrell’s wife told deputies they had got into an argument that turned physical. While deputies were talking to the couple, they noticed guns and drugs in the home.

Harrell had served two years in prison for causing a fatal crash in Nashville in 2013. He testified in 2015 that he had been addicted to prescription drugs and was speeding.

READ MORE: Former 3 Doors Down member Todd Harrell charged with DUI

The band, which has had hits including “Kryptonite,” suspended Harrell after a second-offence DUI in 2012.

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