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FAYETTEVILLE -- A man was sentenced to federal prison Monday for illegally possessing a firearm.

Richard Dale Ingram Jr., 31, was sentenced to nine years and two months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release and was ordered to pay a $3,900 fine on one count of a felon in possession of a firearm.

Detectives with the 4th Judicial District Drug Task Force searched Ingram's home on March 28, according to court records. Ingram is a convicted felon on state supervision with the Arkansas Department of Correction and, as such, his home is subject to search at any time.

Ingram tried to leave through a back window but was apprehended. Detectives found an Iver Johnson .22 caliber pistol in the toilet tank in the bathroom. Ingram admitted the firearm belonged to him and he got it "on the street," according to court documents.

Ingram was indicted by a federal grand jury in April and entered a guilty plea in June.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing.

NW News on 01/09/2019

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