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Six-Time Felon Sentenced to Federal Prison for Illegal Possession of Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Alaska
Defendant Fired Shots into Black Angus Inn Lobby

Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced today that Carlos Lamont Holt, III, a/k/a, “Heavy”, 54, of Anchorage, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Sharon L. Gleason, to serve 72 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of ammunition.

According to court documents, on Nov. 18, 2018, Holt entered the lobby of the Black Angus Inn and got into a verbal altercation with the front desk clerk. Holt then exited the lobby, pulled out a firearm and fired several shots into the lobby of the Black Angus Inn. Holt then got into the passenger seat of a 2006 Ford Focus and drove away. Holt was identified as the shooter by the front desk clerk, security guard, and several passengers in the Ford Focus. The Anchorage Police did not recover the firearm, but did recover the shell casings of the bullets shot by Holt into the Black Angus Inn lobby. Holt has 30 prior criminal convictions, to include six prior felony convictions, along with multiple drug possession and drug trafficking offenses.

Before imposing a sentence, Judge Gleason commented that civilized society is not a place where people can resolve disputes by firing weapons into hotel lobbies, and this creates a danger to the community. Judge Gleason hoped this sentence would act as a deterrent to other individuals that have felony convictions that seek to possess firearms and that this sentence would protect the community from Mr. Holt while he was in custody.

The Anchorage Police Department (APD) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kelly Cavanaugh.  

Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

This case was made possible by investigative leads generated from ATF’s National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN). NIBIN is the only national network that allows for the capture and comparison of ballistic evidence to aid in solving and preventing violent crime involving firearms. NIBIN is a proven investigative and intelligence tool that can link firearms from multiple crime scenes, allowing law enforcement to quickly disrupt shooting cycles. For more information on NIBIN, visit

Updated December 12, 2019

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