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March 4, 2014


Fayetteville, Arkansas - Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Noah Dilliplane, age 26, was sentenced today for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Dilliplane was sentenced to 100 months in prison with two years of supervised release to follow. United States District Judge Jimm Larry Hendren presided over the sentencing in Fayetteville, 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.”

On June 11, 2013, the Springdale Police Department observed a van driving recklessly. The officers followed the van into a parking lot where the driver, later identified as Noah Dilliplane, jumped from the still moving vehicle and fled on foot. After the officers discontinued the foot chase, an employee at a local business reported that a man matching Dilliplane’s description had emerged from an alley with a handgun. The testimony at sentencing established that Dilliplane pointed the firearm at the employee during the course of his flight on foot. The officers ultimately located and took him into custody. Dilliplane was identified by the employee as the man running with the firearm. He was previously convicted of felony possession of a controlled substance out of Benton County, Arkansas in 2011 and pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm on October 3, 2013.

This case was investigated by the Springdale Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States.

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