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October 24, 2013


Hot Springs, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Myron Shorts, age 52, of Arkadelphia, Arkansas, was sentenced this week to nine years in prison without the possibility of parole and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the case in the United States District Court in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

U.S. Attorney Eldridge commented, “Police officers - and the community - face serious risks of violence from felons in possession of firearms. We will continue to investigate and prosecute these cases, and hopefully prevent violence throughout the Western District of Arkansas.”

“This is an example of the continued cooperation between local and federal authorities” stated Clark County Prosecutor Blake Batson. “I appreciate U.S. Attorney Eldridge working with our office and our local police departments.”

According to court documents, on May 13, 2012, Arkadelphia Police Department officers were responding to a 911 call relating to a shooting at a local residence. When they arrived at the scene, they found Shorts. Officers then discovered that Shorts had a pistol, and a criminal history check revealed he was a convicted felon.

This case was investigated by the Arkadelphia Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

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