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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Southwest Arkansas Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years in Federal Prison for Firearms Violation

            Texarkana, Arkansas – Kenneth Elser, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Bobby Joe Hampton, age 29 of Wilton, Arkansas, was sentenced today to 87 months and 23 days in federal prison on one count of Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The sentence is to run concurrent with the remaining undischarged state sentence received in Miller County.  Hampton was indicted by a federal grand jury in March, 2014 and was found guilty after a two-day jury trial in July, 2015.  The Honorable Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

            This case was investigated by the Texarkana Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney David Harris prosecuted the case for the United States. 

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Updated October 12, 2016