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Derrel Weaver from Widegates near Looe was charged after a domestic incident in June.
The 60 year old has been handed a five year sentence after pleading guilty to 11 firearms offences.
A spokesperson for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Police have welcomed the sentencing of a Looe man for firearms offences following a major police operation earlier this year.
"Derrel Weaver, aged 60, was today jailed for five years by Exeter Crown Court for possession of a prohibited firearm, possession of firearms without certificates, and possession of ammunition without certificates.
"A police firearms operation was launched on 26 June following a domestic incident at Weaver's home in Widegates, Looe.
"A large police presence, including firearms and local officers were involved in the search for Weaver who had gone missing from his home after the incident. He was located on land in Widegates by police officers on the evening of 27 June."
Following sentencing, Detective Inspector Ben Beckerleg said: "At the time officers responded appropriately to a potentially dangerous situation. It was resource intensive and the public's safety was paramount, and the incident was concluded safely without anyone being harmed.
"Following Weaver's arrest a number of firearms were recovered and these have been disposed of.
"I welcome the sentence imposed today which reflects the seriousness of this case and should act as a deterrent to anyone who possesses firearms unlawfully."
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