Virginia resident pleads guilty to Louisiana firearms charges
POSTED: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:00am
UPDATED: Sunday, July 14, 2013 - 2:04am
LOUISIANA — William Thomas Holland III, 32, of Virginia, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
According to evidence presented at the guilty plea, Holland’s vehicle was parked near a wooded area on Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB).
Marijuana was seen in the car. After a search of the car, marijuana and other items were seized. Holland admitted the car was his.
At the time, the defendant resided on BAFB with his wife who is in the military, but he was not. A search of the residence was authorized, and a loaded .357 caliber revolver with an obliterated serial number was found.
Holland admitted that he possessed the firearm and ammunition. Holland had been previously convicted of a felony battery charge in California.
He faces up to 10 years in prison for the felon in possession of a firearm count and 5 years for the possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number count. Both counts also carry a $250,000 fine and up to 3 years supervised release. A sentencing date of Oct. 3, 2013 was set.