Former man in federal prison for weapons offense

OMAHA, Neb. (Nebraska) – A Lexington man is headed to federal prison after being arrested for weapons in Omaha.

The US attorney’s office said Bath Par Kuol, 27, was sentenced last week in federal court in Omaha to five years and three months in prison. After the prison sentence, Kuol will be on probation for three years. There is no probation in the federal system.

In January 2022, Omaha police stopped a vehicle and found two open containers of alcohol. Kuol was sitting in the front passenger seat. During a search of the vehicle, officers also located a Glock 19x 9mm pistol with a 33-round magazine loaded inside the center console. Further investigation showed that the weapon was not registered with the City of Omaha. A check of the records revealed that both Kuol and the driver were convicted felons and therefore prohibited from owning firearms. Both were arrested. Investigators obtained a search warrant to obtain a mouth swab of Kuol’s DNA and compared it to DNA found on the weapon. A forensic laboratory analysis determined the probability that the DNA came from Kuol as 108 trillion times more likely than from an otherwise unknown individual.

This case is being investigated by the Omaha Police Department

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