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Man Sentenced to Over 3 Years in Prison for Post Office Robbery

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

Acting United States Attorney Kenneth Elser
Western District of Arkansas


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                   CONTACT: Joyce Snow
   February 2, 2016                                          PHONE: (479) 494-4066

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            Hot Springs, Arkansas - Kenneth Elser, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that James Calk, age 38, of Norphlet, Arkansas, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and three years supervised release for Robbery of a Post Office. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearings in the United States District Court in Hot Springs.

            According to court records, on or about October 2, 2014, officers responded to a robbery at a Hot Springs post office.  During the robbery, a man later identified as Calk approached the clerk as a customer and then demanded all of the cash in the drawer.  The clerk initially refused, but then complied after Calk indicated that he had a gun. Calk pleaded guilty to the charge on June 26, 2015.

            This case was investigated by the Hot Springs Police Department and United States Postal Inspectors. Assistant United States Attorney Sydney Butler prosecuted the case for the United States.


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Updated February 2, 2016