A man who passed himself off as a decorated Navy SEAL was sentenced to prison Tuesday as an ex-felon in possession of a firearm.
Arthur James Dicken, 57, was arrested Feb. 14 in Garfield, Ark., by federal marshals and Benton County deputies on a warrant issued by Carson District Court.
The charges stemmed from when Dicken operated a military self-defense school in Carson City. According to the DA’s office, Dicken has five felonies in his past including false imprisonment and robbery.
As an ex-felon, he cannot own or possess firearms but in videos advertising that school, he’s seen firing several different pistols and rifles.
District Judge James Wilson ordered Dicken to serve 12-36 months in prison for the crime.
Dicken boasted about being the most highly decorated former Navy SEAL who had served in combat from Vietnam to Afghanistan.
It was later confirmed that, contrary to his claims, Dicken has never even served in the military.