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Thayer man convicted of firearms violation

Friday, January 2, 2004

Staff Writer

THAYER -- Timothy Jacobs, 35, of Thayer was sentenced in federal court Dec. 18 to six years and five months in prison without parole.

Earlier this fall Jacobs pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Jacobs admitted he was in possession of a firearm and ammunition on March 24 in Oregon County. Federal laws prohibits anyone who has been convicted of a felony to be in possession of a firearm or ammunition.

Jacobs was arrested after officers responded to a call reporting shots being fired at a house in Thayer. It was there officers discovered three shell casings in front of Jacob's Dodge Caravan which had three bullet holes in it. A .380-caliber pistol was found in Jacobs' attic.

Jacobs has a 1993 conviction of forgery in Oregon County as well as a 1993 conviction of DWI in Lawrence County, Ark., and a 1994 conviction for DWI in Sharp County, Ark.He was sentenced in Springfield by Judge Richard E. Dorr.

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