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Convicted Felon Sentenced To Over 8 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE – A Springdale man was sentenced today to 100 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court documents, on or about May 28, 2020, officers with the Springdale Police Department initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Alexander Ramon Perez, age 34. One of the officers attempting to stop Perez witnessed him throw an object from the window prior to stopping his vehicle. Officers searched the area where the object was thrown and found a 9mm pistol. After the stop, police interviewed two passengers in the vehicle who both confirmed that Perez possessed the firearm and threw it from the vehicle. Perez is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

U.S. Attorney David Clay Fowlkes of the Western District of Arkansas made the announcement.

The Springdale Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Hunter Bridges prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated March 4, 2022

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