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|THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010||PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER|
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GRAYSON COUNTY MAN SENTENCED FOR FEDERAL FIREARMS VIOLATIONS
SHERMAN, Texas – U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that a 29-year-old Denison, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas.
ROMONT LACHEA ROBBINS, JR., pleaded guilty on Dec. 15, 2009, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced today to 100 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Richard Schell. Robbins was also ordered to surrender ownership of the firearm and ammunition.
According to information presented in court, on May 6, 2009, Robbins was found in possession of a .380 caliber semi-automatic pistol and 97 rounds of ammunition in Denison, Texas. Further investigation revealed that Robbins was a convicted felon having been previously found guilty of evading arrest in Grayson County in 2007. As a convicted felon, Robbins is prohibited by federal law from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition. A federal grand jury returned an indictment on Aug. 12, 2009, charging Robbins with federal firearms violations.
The case was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of 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 Grayson County Sheriff's Office and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles E. Roy.
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