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United States Attorney John M. Bales
Eastern District of Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                               CONTACT:  DAVILYN WALSTON
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010                                        PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER                                                                   DIRECT: (409) 981-7902
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BEAUMONT, Texas - A 31-year-old Port Arthur, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison as a result of Operation Time Machine in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

            Rafael Dewayne Glover pleaded guilty on Feb. 26, 2010 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.

According to information presented in court, on July 24, 2009, a search warrant was executed at Glover's residence in the 900 block of 12th Street in Port Arthur.  During the search, officers located a loaded pistol and a rifle without a serial number, as well as at least 110 rounds of assorted ammunition.  Glover was convicted of endangering a child in Jefferson County in 2005 and is therefore prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Sep. 16, 2009 charging Glover with federal firearms violations.
This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods' Operation Time Machine program. Operation Time Machine is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in Port Arthur, Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
            This case was investigated by the ATF and the Port Arthur Police Department and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Baylor Wortham.


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