Federal court dates set for Lufkin man accused of illegal guns

Paul Rhoden (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Paul Rhoden (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A federal judge has set deadlines in the case of a Lufkin felon accused to have carried guns illegally.

Paul Randall Rhoden, 49, is accused of owning two guns, both .22-caliber rifles, despite being a convicted felon.

Rhoden pleaded not guilty Tuesday afternoon to a charge of felon in possession of a fiream. Court records show he consented to an order of detention and has hired Lufkin attorney Ryan Deaton.

Deaton will have until Aug. 15 to file a motion for continuance. A final pre-trial hearing is set for Sept. 5 and jury selection and trial is scheduled for Sept. 12.

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