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GREGG COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATIONS
Convicted felon gets 37 months in Federal Prison
TYLER, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 27-year-old Longview, Texas man has been sentenced for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
GOLDIED PARKER pleaded guilty on Aug. 4, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 37 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
According to information presented in court, on Jan. 11, 2008, Parker was found to be in possession of a firearm. Further investigation revealed that Parker was a convicted felon and is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. Parker had previously been convicted of Evading Detention with a Vehicle in Gregg County in 2005. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sep. 9, 2008, charging Parker with federal firearms violations.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the East Texas HIDTA Violent Crimes Task Force, the Gregg County CODE Unit, the Gregg County Sheriff's Office, the Longview Police Department, and the Gregg County District Attorney's Office and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Richard L. Moore.
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