US. Rep. Steve Womack’s son received a nine year prison sentence on drug and gun charges.
James P. Womack’s prison sentence came upon his reaching a plea deal with prosecutors on April 10.
Alexia Sikora with Steve Womack’s office released the following statement from the congressman:
“My family, like so many others across the nation, has experienced the devastation of a loved one’s addiction. Our son is accountable for his actions, and we respect the decision of the court. We continue to love him unconditionally and remain hopeful that he will find the recovery needed to set him on a new path forward.”
James Womack, 31, was sentenced on five charges, including possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a counterfeit substance and possession of a firearm, according to court documents.
Womack was arrested and booked into the Benton County Detention Center on Sept. 27.
Bentonville police received an anonymous tip that Womack, who had outstanding warrants, was at WoodSpring Suites, 1201 Phyllis St., in a red pickup with a camper shell.
Police eventually spotted Womack at the hotel.
“Officer Brown asked Womack if he was James Womack, and he stated no. Officer Brown asked him what his name was and he stated Bradley, and Officer Brown then asked him for his last name. Womack hesitated for a minute and stated Wilson,” the affidavit states.
The officer arrested Womack on the warrants. Womack then gave the officer his actual name.
Police used a K9 to search the pickup Womack drove to the hotel. They located a black Ruger SR22 with ammo in it, various drugs and drug paraphernalia.