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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Arkansas

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Convicted Felon Who Possessed Ammunition Sentenced 100 Months in Federal Prison

LITTLE ROCK—Mario Green, a multi-convicted felon, will spend the next 100months in federal prison for illegally possessing ammunition. Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas, announced the sentence, which was handed down today by United States District Judge James M. Moody, Jr.

Green, 35, of Monticello, pleaded guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition on December 12, 2017. At that hearing, Green admitted that on July 25, 2016, he got into an argument with a female acquaintance while at a residence in Jacksonville. After ripping a cell phone out of this acquaintance’s hand, the acquaintance alleged that Green punched her in the face and pulled out a gun, telling her that he would kill her. When police officers arrived, they found a non-functioning firearm in the couch that was loaded with nine rounds of Remington .25 caliber ammunition and five rounds of Winchester .25 caliber ammunition.

Green admitted that he had previous convictions for aggravated assault and terroristic threatening, as well as a previous conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm, and could not legally possess ammunition. Green also has convictions for misdemeanor battery and domestic battery.

At Thursday’s sentencing hearing, Judge Moody noted Green’s violent, repeat criminal history in pronouncing the 100-month sentence, which will result in more than eight years in prison without the possibility of parole.

The investigation into Green was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), and the Jacksonville Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Kristin Bryant is prosecuting the case.

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Updated July 19, 2018