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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of Arkansas
Jonathan D. Ross, United States Attorney
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Little Rock Man Sentenced to Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — On Dec. 18, U.S. District Judge Lee P. Rudofsky sentenced Dontarious Marquette Henderson, 28, to 70 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. In addition to the prison sentence of nearly six years, Judge Rudofsky sentenced Henderson, of Little Rock, to three years supervised released.

Henderson was indicted on Sept. 8, 2022, on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faced a maximum sentence of 10 years’ imprisonment. There is no parole in the federal system.

On Nov. 11, 2021, the Arkansas State Police attempted to conduct a traffic stop, when Henderson failed to stop, activated his hazard lights and ran through a red light, nearly striking a vehicle. The pursuit continued at speeds up to 90 miles per hour through the streets of Little Rock, when Henderson struck another person’s vehicle. Henderson pulled a backpack out of the vehicle and began to flee on foot. He was taken into custody and during a search, troopers located a Ruger handgun magazine containing 17 rounds in Henderson's front pocket. A Ruger P89 pistol with an extended magazine inserted on the front seat passenger floorboard was also discovered in Henderson’s vehicle.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Arkansas State Police.


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