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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
MONDAY, MAY 18, 2009                                                    PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER
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ARKANSAS MAN GUILTY OF FEDERAL GUN CRIMES IN EAST TEXAS

 

            TEXARKANA, TX – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 19-year-old Texarkana, Arkansas man has pleaded guilty to federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas. 

            GARRETT MICHAEL UNDERWOOD pleaded guilty to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm today before U.S. District Judge David Folsom. 

            According to information presented in court, in October, 2008, Underwood was found to be in possession of a firearm while being subject to a protection order issued by the circuit court of Miller County, Arkansas, Domestic Relations Division, which prohibited him from possessing a firearm while he was subject to the protection order.  Underwood was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 2, 2008.

            Underwood faces up to 10 years in federal prison at sentencing.  A sentencing date has not been set.

            This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Denise O. Simpson.

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