Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Franklinton man pleads guilty to illegal possession of firearm

Franklinton man pleads guilty to illegal possession of firearm
Posted: Jan 3, 2018
Categories: Front Page, Crime
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Acting U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans announced that SIDNEY RAY COTTON, age 32, of Franklinton, Louisiana, pled guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, on or about March 21, 2016, in the Eastern District of Louisiana, COTTON, who had been convicted of simple robbery in the Twenty-Second Judicial Court, did knowingly possess in and affecting interstate commerce a firearm, specifically, a Norinco, Model SKS, serial number H7224.

COTTON faces a maximum term of ten years imprisonment, a fine of $250,000, and up to three years of supervised release following any term of imprisonment.

Acting U.S. Attorney Evans praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in investigating this matter. Assistant U.S. Attorney Gregory M. Kennedy is in charge of the prosecution.
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