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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

July 2, 2010

Edward J. Tarver, United States Attorney

Contact: James D. Durham
First Assistant United States Attorney
(912) 201-2547

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 8 Years in Federal Prison for Gun Possession

AUGUSTA, GA — KEVIN RODRICK GREENE, 39, of Grovetown, Georgia, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge J. Randal Hall to serve 8 years in federal prison on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, Guns in the hands of convicted felons pose a very real danger to the community. This defendant had prior felony and other violent act convictions and still was arrested with drugs and a handgun. The United States Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting Americans from dangerous career criminals. Mr. Tarver noted that the case was prosecuted as part of the District’s Project Ceasefire initiative, a program devoted to reducing gun violence by prosecuting those found in possession of firearms who cannot legally possess them.

The evidence at Greene’s guilty plea and sentencing hearings revealed that in September 2009, Greene, who had prior convictions for aggravated assault, family violence and other offenses, was found possessing a handgun with an obliterated serial number while he attempted to sell methamphetamine in the parking lot of a business on Walton Way Extension.

Tarver commended the investigative work of the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, which led to this federal prosecution.

The United States was represented in this case by Assistant United States Attorney Nancy Greenwood. For additional information, please contact First Assistant United States Attorney, James D. Durham at (912) 201-2547.