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03/28/2016

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Fort Worth man with multiple felony convictions sentenced to 10 years in federal prison on firearm conviction

Defendant arrested at a motel when officers responded to report of domestic disturbance

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth man with numerous felony convictions was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor to 10 years in federal prison, following his conviction at trial in December 2015 on one count of being a felon possessing a firearm.

This sentence was announced U.S. Attorney John Parker of the Northern District of Texas. This case was investigated by the Fort Worth Police Department; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI); and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Roderick Johnson, 35, of Fort Worth, Texas, has been in custody since his arrest in June 2015 when Fort Worth Police Department officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a motel room in Fort Worth. A search of that room, where Johnson was staying, revealed a .357-caliber pistol under the mattress which belonged to Johnson. Johnson has a conviction for theft, and controlled-substance felony convictions in Tarrant County (Texas) in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013.

Assistant U.S. Attorney A. Saleem, Northern District of Texas, prosecuted this case.

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 03/29/2016