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Little Rock Man Sentenced To Over 5 Years In Federal Prison For Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Violation

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

Hot Springs, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Nico Deshawn Daniels, age 27, of Little Rock, was sentenced today to 70 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

According to court records, in July 2017, officers with the Arkadelphia Police Department were dispatched to multiple businesses that were receiving counterfeit $100 bills. During the investigation, officers were able to locate and stop a vehicle operated by Daniels.  During the search of the vehicle, officers located a .38 caliber revolver in the floorboard of the seat that Daniels was sitting in. A criminal history checked showed that Daniels was a convicted felon and on parole.  

Daniels was indicted by a federal grand jury in October 2017 and was found guilty by a jury in March 2018.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the Arkadelphia Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney’s Denis Dean and Amy Driver prosecuted the case for the United States.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.



Updated September 17, 2018

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