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December 10, 2015

Osceola Man Sentenced to 94 Months in Prison for Possession of Handgun

LITTLE ROCK—Christopher R. Thyer, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and David T. Resch, Special Agent in Charge of the Little Rock Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that on December 9, 2015, Steven Cuble, age 38, of Osceola, was sentenced to 94 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release by U.S. District Judge James M. Moody, Jr. The 94 months are to be served consecutive to the five-year state sentence he is currently serving.

Cuble was indicted in June 2014 for a single count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He pled guilty on April 2, 2015, at which time he admitted that on March 20, 2014, he possessed a loaded 9mm handgun. According to facts read at Cuble’s change of plea hearing, on March 20, 2014, officers with the Osceola Police Department attempted to serve two felony warrants on Cuble when he fled a short distance in a vehicle. When Cuble was stopped, he was arrested on those warrants. The officers then searched his car and found the loaded handgun between the driver’s seat and center console. Some plastic baggies, scales, and other drug paraphernalia were also found in Cuble’s car, which led to a sentencing enhancement. At the time of offense, Cuble was serving a five-year suspended imposition of sentence on a state drug case.

The offense of felon in possession of a firearm, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1), carries a possible sentence of up to 10 years’ imprisonment, not more than three years’ supervised release, and up to a $250,000 fine.

The investigation was conducted by the United States Attorney’s Office, FBI, and the Osceloa Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael Gordon.

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