Evidence of Knowledge of Possession of Weapon
A statement by a criminal defendant can provide substantial evidence of knowledge and control of a firearm. Killian v. State, 60 Ark. App. 127, 959 S.W.2d 432 (1998).
The offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm, in violation of Ark. Code Ann. 5-73-103 (Repl. 1997), is defined in pertinent part as follows:
(a) Except as provided in subsection (d) of this section or unless authorized by and subject to such conditions as prescribed by the Governor, or his designee, or the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms of the United States Treasury Department, or other bureau or office designated by the Treasury Department, no person shall possess or own any firearm who has been:
(1) Convicted of a felony;