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Siloam Springs Man Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Firearms Violation

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

Fayetteville, Arkansas – Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Adam Flores, age 28, of Siloam Springs, was sentenced today to 120 months (the statutory maximum) in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release on one count of 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 records, On February 17, 2018, during the early morning hours, a deputy with the Benton County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on Flores, due to the tags on the vehicle not matching the vehicle. Once the deputy made contact with Flores, he requested insurance and registration for the vehicle, at which time Flores advised that he had recently purchased the vehicle from his uncle. The deputy then asked for a bill of sale, which Flores could not provide. While attempting to locate the VIN number for the vehicle the deputy observed a shotgun wedged between the driver's seat and driver's door. When the deputy inquired as to why Flores had not mentioned that he had a firearm in his possession, Flores displayed a pistol and then fled the scene. After a pursuit, Flores was taken into custody.

This case was investigated by Benton County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney David Harris 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 November 16, 2018

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