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Arkansas federal court sentences Texas man to 30 years in prison for illegal ammunition possession

Arkansas – Quincy Martez Chambers, a multi-convicted felon from Cedar Hill, Texas, received a sentence of three decades in prison for illegally possessing ammunition. The sentencing, delivered by United States District Judge James M. Moody, Jr., on March 20, 2024, marks a significant chapter in the ongoing efforts to curb violent crime.

The announcement came from Jonathan D. Ross, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. Chambers, aged 32, faced the consequences of his actions after a federal jury found him guilty on October 18, 2023, of being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charges stemmed from a violent incident where Chambers attacked his former girlfriend outside an apartment, brandished a firearm at a bystander, and fired multiple rounds into an apartment unit where the victim and her young son had sought refuge.

Chambers’ extensive history of violent offenses, including felony and domestic battery convictions, garnered significant attention during the sentencing hearing. This history contributed to Judge Moody’s decision to classify Chambers as an Armed Career Criminal, a designation that mandates a severe sentencing range from a minimum of 15 years to the possibility of life imprisonment, alongside potential fines and a period of supervised release.

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Chambers ultimately received a sentence of 30 years in federal prison and five years of supervised release. The court did not impose a fine but required Chambers to pay a $100 special assessment. Notably, the federal system does not offer parole, underscoring the finality of Chambers’ sentence.

The successful prosecution of Chambers was the result of a collaborative investigation by the Little Rock Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorneys Amanda Fields and Bart Dickinson led the prosecution

Olivia Martinez



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