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Northwest Arkansas Man Sentenced To Over Fifteen Years In Prison For Firearms Violation

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that James Myers, age 38 of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 188 months in federal prison and five years of supervised release on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The Honorable Robert T. Dawson presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.

According to court records, officers with the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force obtained and executed a search warrant at a residence Springdale, Arkansas. Inside, officers found Methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and several firearms. Myers later admitted that he was in possession of a Remington 12 Gauge Shotgun at the time officers executed the warrant. At the time, Myers had at least one prior felony conviction and was prohibited from possessing firearms. Myers was indicted by a federal grand jury in November, 2016 and pleaded guilty in February, 2017.

This is another case prosecuted as a part of the Department of Justices Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative, which is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of firearms and improving the safety of residents in the Western District of Arkansas. Participants in the initiative include federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

This case was investigated by the 4th Judicial Drug Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Denis Dean prosecuted the case for the United States.

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Updated June 12, 2017

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