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Police say felon had 118 guns

Police say felon had 118 guns

May 18th, 2018 by Lynn LaRowe in Texarkana News

A federal indictment issued Wednesday in Texarkana accuses a Bowie County man with a felony conviction of possessing 118 firearms and more than 20,000 rounds of ammunition.

Robert D. Whittington III, 77, is the only defendant named in a two-count indictment pending in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas. The indictment alleges Whittington was convicted in 2011, in Bossier Parish, La., of the felony offense of terrorizing.

As a convicted felon, Whittington is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition under state and federal laws. According to the indictment, Whittington was in possession of 118 weapons and 20,908 rounds of various types of ammunition March 7 in Bowie County.

A notice of the government's intent to seek Whittington's forfeiture of the firearms and ammunition is attached to the indictment.

According to court documents in the Louisiana case used to create the following account, Whittington pleaded guilty Jan. 3, 2011, to terrorizing and received a five-year term at a sentencing hearing March 9, 2011. Whittington posted a letter at a deer camp in Louisiana threatening to come after the camp's owner while in a deer stand. A threatening letter was also mailed to the camp owner's home.

"We comin (sic) after yo ass during deer season—when we can drop you like a deer! Right out of your stand! We know now where you sit," an appellate opinion in the case quotes the letters as stating.

At sentencing, the trial court "noted that Whittington was 70 years old, had retired from the United States Army as a Lt. Colonel and had a long-term third marriage," court documents state. "However, also noted was that Whittington and the recipient of his communications had previously had run-ins that led to misdemeanor convictions for Whittington, and that during the investigation into the instant crimes, Whittington made threats to 'open fire on' sheriff's deputies."

If convicted of possessing firearms and ammunition after being convicted of a felony, Whittington faces up to 10 years in federal prison, a fine up to $250,000, or both, on each count. A date for Whittington to appear for arraignment has not been scheduled.

The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge Robert Schroeder III.

 

 

List of Weapons Seized

 

The following is a list of 118 weapons allegedly seized from Robert D. Whittington III in Bowie County. Whittington is charged in a federal indictment with felon in possession of a firearm and felon in possession of ammunition in the Texarkana Division of the Eastern District of Texas.

(1) Walther, P38, 9mm pistol

(2) Unknown manufacturer and model, .765 caliber pistol

(3) Colt, Detective Special, .38 caliber revolver

(4) Uberti, Aldo, .45 caliber revolver

(5) Colt, SAA, .44 caliber revolver

(6) Walther, PP, unknown caliber pistol

(7) Colt, 1911, .45 caliber pistol

(8) Smith & Wesson, 10, .38 caliber revolver

(9) Walther, PP, .32 caliber pistol

(10) Smith & Wesson, unknown model, .44 caliber revolver

(11) Colt, 1911, .45 caliber pistol

(12) Colt, SAA. .38 caliber revolver

(13) Webley-Webley and Scott, .38 caliber revolver

(14) Colt, Commando, .38 caliber revolver

(15) Webley- Webley and Scott, WG, .455 caliber revolver

(16) Llama (Gabilondo & CIA), unknown caliber pistol

(17) Colt, 1903, .32 caliber pistol

(18) Walther, PPK, .32 caliber pistol

(19) Colt, Trooper, .357 caliber revolver

(20) Sig-Sauer, P228, 9mm pistol

(21) Colt, Trooper MKIII, .22 caliber revolver

(22) UniqueCourt, 9 Coups, .32 caliber pistol

(23) Colt, SAA, .38 caliber revolver

(24) Ruger, P97DC, .45 caliber pistol

(25) Beretta, Pietro S.P.A 84BB, .38 caliber pistol

(26) Colt, SAA, .38 caliber revolver

(27) Smith & Wesson, 4046, .40 caliber pistol

(28) Walther, PP, .32 caliber pistol

(29) Germany, Makarov, 9mm pistol

(30) Walther, P38, unknown caliber pistol

(31) Smith & Wesson, 38, .38 caliber revolver

(32) Luger, P08, 9mm pistol

(33) Smith & Wesson, 13, .357 caliber revolver

(34) Mossberg, 500, 12-gauge shotgun

(35) Marlin Firearms Co., 42, 12-gauge shotgun

(36) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .38-55 caliber rifle

(37) USA Military Surplus, 1917, unknown caliber rifle

(38) Winchester, 1894, .25-35 caliber rifle

(39) Winchester, 1894, .38-55 caliber rifle

(40) Winchester, 1895, .270 caliber rifle

(41) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .38-55 caliber rifle

(42) Marlin Firearms Co., Golden 39A Mountie, .22 caliber rifle

(43) Marlin Firearms Co., 1895, .45-70 caliber rifle

(44) Winchester, 1907, .351 caliber rifle

(45) Uberti, Aldo 1860 Henry, .44-40 caliber rifle

(46) Marlin Firearms Co., 1895M, .450 caliber rifle

(47) Ruger, M77, .458 caliber rifle

(48) Walther, PP, .32 caliber pistol

(49) Smith & Wesson, unknown model, .44 caliber revolver

(50) Colt, SAA, .357 caliber revolver

(51) Radom, P35, 9mm pistol

(52) Webley- Webley and Scott, WG, .455 caliber revolver

(53) Colt, unknown model, .45 caliber revolver

(54) CZ (Ceska Zbrojovka), CZ27, .32 caliber pistol

(55) U.S.A. Military Surplus, 03A3, .30-06 caliber rifle

(56) U.S.A. Military Surplus, 1903, .30-06 caliber rifle

(57) Winchester, 37, .20 caliber shotgun

(58) Marlin Firearms Co., 336, .30-30 caliber rifle

(59) Marlin Firearms Co., unknown model, 23-gauge shotgun,

(60) Winchester, 1895, .38-72 caliber rifle

(61) Norinco (North China Industries), 99 Coach Gun, 12-gauge shotgun

(62) F.N. (FN Herstal), 1922, unknown caliber pistol

(63) Armi San Marco, 1851 Navy, .38 caliber revolver

(64) Armscor of the Philippines (Squires Bingham), M1911-A1 FS, .45 caliber pistol

(65) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .25-36 caliber rifle

(66) Switzerland, 1931 Schmidt Rubin, .75 caliber rifle

(67) U.S.A. Military Surplus, Krag, .30-40 caliber rifle

(68) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .32 caliber rifle

(69) Marlin Firearms Co., 336RC, .35 caliber rifle

(70) Winchester, 1895, .30-03 caliber rifle

(71) Winchester, 94, .32 caliber rifle

(72) Ruger, 1, .416 caliber rifle

(73) Winchester, 1873, .44-40 caliber rifle

(74) Winchester, 1892, .38-40 caliber rifle

(75) Winchester, 54, .30-06 caliber rifle

(76) Winchester, 12, 12-gauge shotgun

(77) Winchester, 1897, 12-gauge shotgun

(78) Winchester, 1895, .35 caliber rifle

(79) Winchester, 37, .16 caliber shotgun

(80) Winchester, 97, 12-gauge shotgun

(81) Winchester, 1895, .30-06 caliber rifle

(82) Marlin Firearms Co., 93, .30-30 caliber rifle

(83) Norinco (North China Industries), 370 Riot, 12-gauge shotgun

(84) Winchester, 1894, .32-40 caliber rifle

(85) Winchester, 1895, .30 caliber rifle

(86) Marlin Firearms Co., 1889, .44-40 caliber rifle

(87) Winchester, 1895, .30-06 caliber rifle

(88) Marlin Firearms Co., 93, .32 caliber rifle

(89) Marlin Firearms Co., 93, .30-30 caliber rifle

(90) Winchester, 1894, .38-55 caliber rifle

(91) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .32-40 caliber rifle

(92) Winchester, 12, 12-gauge shotgun

(93) U.S.A. Military Surplus, Ml, .30-06 caliber rifle

(94) Ruger, M77, .308 caliber rifle

(95) Winchester, 1903, .22 caliber rifle

(96) Marlin Firearms Co., 336, .30-30 caliber rifle

(97) Marlin Firearms Co., 1894, .25-20 caliber rifle

(98) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .32 caliber rifle

(99) Marlin Firearms Co., 30/30, .30-30 caliber rifle

(100) Winchester, 1892, .44 caliber rifle

(101) Winchester, 94, .32 caliber rifle

(102) Winchester, 94, .30-30 caliber rifle

(103) Remington Arms Company, Inc., 700, .308 caliber rifle

(104) Marlin Firearms Co., 93, .30-30 caliber rifle

(105) Winchester, 1895, .405 caliber rifle

(106) Roger, M77, .7 caliber rifle

(107) Winchester, 71, .348 caliber rifle

(108) Winchester, 37, .20 caliber shotgun

(109) Winchester, 1892, .38 caliber rifle

(110) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .32 caliber rifle

(111) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .38-55 caliber rifle

(112) Marlin Firearms Co., 1893, .32-40 caliber rifle

(113) Marlin Firearms Co., 1894CL, .32-20 caliber rifle

(114) U.S.A. Military Surplus, Ml Carbine, .30 caliber rifle

(115) Armi Sport Di Chiappa (KIMAR), 1892 Lever Action, .44-40 caliber rifle

(116) Winchester, 101, 12-gauge shotgun

(117) Russian Mosin Nagant, .762 caliber rifle

(118) Uberti, Aldo 1866, .38-40 caliber rifle


llarowe@texarkanagazette.com

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