DOJ Seal Department of Justice  
United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

                  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
http://www.usdoj.gov/usao/txe             DIRECT: (409) 839-2538 CELL: (409) 553-9881

 

HARRISON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR FIREARMS VIOLATIONS

 

            MARSHALL, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 28-year-old Marshall, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            CHRISTOPHER CASH CLARK pleaded guilty on Apr. 28, 2009, to possession of an unregistered firearm, a silencer, and was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge T. John Ward.  Clark was given credit for 28 months already served.

            According to information presented in court, on Nov. 11, 2006, Marshall Police officers executed a search warrant at Clark's residence.  During the search, they discovered a .22 semi-automatic pistol with a silencer attached in Clark's bedroom.  An ATF firearms investigator examined the pistol and attached silencer and determined the silencer had no serial number or manufacturer's marks and functioned as designed.  Clark was indicted by a federal grand jury on Sep. 9, 2008, and charged with federal firearms violations. 

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Marshall Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen H. Hurst.

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