An Indianapolis man accused of plotting domestic terrorism was sentenced on unrelated charges Friday.
Christopher Byrne, 31, received a five-year sentence for charges of operating a vehicle after being a habitual traffic offender, a Level 6 felony, and carrying a handgun as a convicted felon, a Level 5 felony, according to the Johnson County Prosecutor's Office.
The sentences for the two charges, which stem from a February 2015 arrest, will be served concurrently, with Byrne spending 3 1/2 years in prison and an additional 1 1/2 years suspended on probation.
He will also be required to undergo a mental health assessment and treatment on probation.
Byrne was arrested Aug. 15 after officers with the Greenwood Police Department noticed a car driving suspiciously through the parking lot at the Greenwood Park Mall. When officers stopped him and asked for identification, he refused, telling officers he was a "sovereign national."
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