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

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2009            PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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DAYTON, TX MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATIONS
Convicted felon gets 52 months in Federal Prison

            BEAUMONT, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 32-year-old Dayton, Texas man has been sentenced for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            HENRY ARMSTRONG pleaded guilty on July 15, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 52 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.

            According to information presented in court, on Nov. 15, 2008, Armstrong pawned a shotgun at a Dayton area pawn shop.  Dayton Police contacted federal authorities when it was determined that Armstrong is a convicted felon and is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.  Armstrong had previously been convicted of Indecency with a Child in Liberty County in 1998, Burglary of a Habitation in Liberty County in 1998, and Possession of a Controlled Substance in Harris County in 2008.  A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Mar. 4, 2009, charging Armstrong with federal firearms violations.

            This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Dayton Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall L. Fluke.

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