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BEAUMONT CONVICTED FELON SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL GUN CRIMES
BEAUMONT, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 36-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm in the Eastern District of Texas.
DANIEL NELSON SAVOY pleaded guilty on Aug. 27, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Ron Clark. Savoy was also ordered to surrender all interest in his firearms and all associated ammunition.
According to information presented in court, on April 25, 2009, law enforcement officers responded to the scene of an altercation on Rogers Avenue in the Hildebrandt area of Beaumont. Upon arrival, officers were advised by other individuals that Savoy was in possession of a firearm. Savoy entered a vehicle and began to leave the scene once officers arrived. He was observed reaching under the seat and grabbing an object, which was found to be a loaded 9mm pistol. Further investigation revealed Savoy had been previously convicted of attempted murder in Jefferson County, Texas in 1992. As a convicted felon, Savoy is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. Savoy was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 6, 2009 and charged with federal gun crimes.
This case was investigated by the Jefferson County Narcotics Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonetta Stancu.
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