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May 02 10:12 AM

Illegal possession of firearm gets man 96 months in jail

A Haynesville, La., man was sentenced Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth E. Foote to 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony.

According to evidence presented at the guilty plea on Jan.

24, Haynesville police officers responded to a call on June 1, 2012, that a man with a gun was seen at an apartment building. The man was later identified as 38 -year-old Ricky Nikki Beene of Haynesville.

Police waited for Beene at his home. When Beene arrived he was driving a car that matched the description of one seen at the apartment complex.

The vehicle was searched, and a loaded .380 caliber pistol, more than $900, and crack cocaine and marijuana were found.

The Haynesville Police Department, the Claiborne Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives conducted the investigation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert W. Gillespie Jr. is prosecuting the case as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods, a nationwide program to reduce violence by aggressively enforcing existing federal firearms and explosives laws.

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