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|THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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KOUNTZE MAN SENTENCED FOR FIREARMS VIOLATION
Project Safe Neighborhoods sends 7-time convicted felon to federal prison
BEAUMONT, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 35-year-old Kountze, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for federal firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
ADAM PRICE pleaded guilty on Nov. 30, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, in July 2009, Price sold seven firearms, which had been reported stolen, to a Beaumont pawn shop. Further investigation revealed Price has prior convictions which include 3 burglary of a habitation convictions in Jefferson County, Texas in 2005, 3 burglary of a habitation convictions in Hardin County in 2005, and one burglary of a building conviction in Orange County in 2000. A convicted felon is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. Price was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 19, 2009 and charged with federal firearms violations.
This conviction is yet another important outcome from Project Safe Neighborhoods, a national priority of the United States Department of Justice. PSN is designed as a partnership between federal and local law enforcement to reduce violent crime and gun-related crime through the vigorous enforcement of the criminal provisions of the federal firearms laws.
This case was investigated by the ATF and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Antonetta Stancu.
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