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Ex-Leesville police chief gets prison in gun probe

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Posted: Oct 16, 2012 4:33 PM
Updated: Oct 16, 2012 4:33 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: lafayette, leesville, sentence, prison, firearm, gun, serial number, fired, former, police, chief, Bobby Hickman

LAFAYETTE - A former Leesville police chief has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number.

U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Tuesday sentenced 51-year-old Bobby Hickman to 46 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

Federal prosecutors say Hickman had a revolver with an obliterated serial number in his possession when sheriff's deputies searched his home, looking for department equipment he allegedly kept after his firing.

Hickman was fired as police chief in January 2011 for failing to cooperate with an internal probe by the city.

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