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Hammond Man Sentenced for Illegal Possession of Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that CHRISTOPHER HUTTON, age 26, of Hammond, was sentenced yesterday after previously pleading guilty to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 


United States District Judge Carl J. Barbier sentenced HUTTON to 96 months of imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release.    


According to court documents, HUTTON, who had previously been convicted of a felony in Tangipahoa Parish, possessed at total of eight firearms on June 6, 2016 and June 8, 2016.  


U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in investigating this matter.  The prosecution of this case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan L. Shih.

Updated January 12, 2018

Firearms Offenses