Omaha Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm
United States Attorney Deborah R. Gilg announced today that Laron Hawkins, age 26, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Honorable Joseph F. Bataillon sentenced Hawkins to 6 years, 3 months in prison. After his release from prison Hawkins will begin a 3 year term of supervised release.
On September 13, 2013, Omaha police officers stopped a car Hawkins was driving after they saw him commit a traffic violation. As they made contact with Hawkins, they saw he had a small quantity of marijuana in his lap. A search of the vehicle was done and a stolen .45 caliber handgun was found under his seat. Hawkins had previously been convicted of a felony offense and, as such, is prohibited by law from possessing firearms.
This case was investigated by the Omaha Police Department.