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Many resident sentenced to more than 9 years in prison for illegally possessing, selling a shotgun

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

SHREVEPORT, La. Acting U.S. Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced that a man from Many was sentenced last week to 110 months in prison for possessing a shotgun that he also sold.


Frank Manning Jr., 37, of Many, La., was sentenced Thursday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote on one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the August 1, 2017 guilty plea, Manning sold a Crescent Arms 20 gauge shotgun on May 25, 2016 for cash at a Many residence. Manning has prior felony convictions for drugs and domestic abuse battery in Desoto and Sabine parishes.


This investigation and prosecution is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, which is a Department of Justice initiative to promote firearm safety and to reduce firearm crimes by preventing the possession and use of firearms by dangerous and persistent felons and others not authorized to possess a firearm.


The ATF and the Sabine Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.

Updated November 14, 2017

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