Hammond man sentenced to eight years for possessing firearms

A Hammond man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday (Jan. 12).

U.S. District Judge Carl J. Barbier ordered that Christopher Hutton, 26, be on supervised release for three years after he completes his prison sentence, U.S. Attorney Duane A. Evans said in a news release. Hutton, who was sentenced Thursday, had pleaded guilty earlier to one count of being a felon in possession of a gun, the release said.

Hutton, who had previously been convicted of a felony in Tangipahoa Parish, possessed at total of eight firearms on June 6, 2016 and June 8, 2016, the release said.

A grand jury indicted Hutton in October 2016 on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

The indictment listed the weapons as:

  • Savage Axis .308-caliber rifle
  • Browning BPS 10-gauge shotgun
  • Savage 110 .243-caliber rifle
  • Browning X-Bolt 7mm rifle
  • Harrington and Richardson Ultra Slug 12-gauge shotgun
  • Remington 7600 .270-caliber rifle
  • Remington 1100 12-gauge shotgun
  • Marlin 336 30-30 caliber rifle.

 The prosecution of the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan L. Shih.

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