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Hot Springs Man Sentenced to More Than 7 Years in Federal Prison for Firearms Possession

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

HOT SPRINGS – A Hot Springs man was sentenced yesterday to 92 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Chief Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the U.S. District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court documents, on February 10, 2020, Investigators with the Hot Springs Police Department, Special Investigations Division, conducted a controlled purchase of a firearm from Larry Wayne Natt, Jr., age 36.  The firearm Natt possessed and transferred was manufactured outside the State of Arkansas and therefore traveled in interstate commerce.  Prior to Natt possessing the firearm, Natt was convicted of at least one felony offense and prohibited from possessing firearms.  Furthermore, Natt was aware of his status as a convicted felon at the time of possession.   

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

The Hot Springs Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Harris 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 February 28, 2023

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