Atlanta Field Division

Gun Dealer Indicted For Sale of Firearms to a Felon


AUGUSTA, GA – An indictment was returned yesterday by a federal Grand Jury sitting in Savannah, Georgia against William Arnold Debow, 53, a federally licensed firearms dealer who was doing business as The Ponderosa Trading Company. Debow was charged with 28 counts of knowingly transferring a firearm to a convicted felon and with 10 counts of illegally transferring a handgun to out of state residents.

Stillwell Sentenced For Gun Charges


Michael J. Moore, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that James L. Stillwell, aged 45, from Cordele, Georgia, was sentenced on Thursday, February 27, 2014, to serve nine years (108 months) in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon by the Honorable W. Louis Sands, United States District Court Judge, in Albany, Georgia.

Jury Convicts Former Air Force Firearms Instructor of Embezzling Government Funds & Unlicensed Dealing in Firearms


Brunswick, GA – Timothy John Arnold, 43, of Allenstown, New Hampshire (formerly of Brunswick, Georgia) was found guilty earlier this week by a federal jury in Brunswick, Georgia on nine charges relating to the embezzlement and conversion of federal funds, the unauthorized disposition of federal property, and unlicensed manufacturing and dealing in firearms. Chief Judge Lisa Godbey Wood presided over the five-day jury trial. United States Attorney Edward Tarver said, “Members of our Armed Services protect our country, our communities, and our way of life.

AirTran Employee Sentenced for Bypassing TSA Security with a Machine Gun


ATLANTA - Rasondo Maurice Norris, who attempted to smuggle cocaine and a Mac-11 machine gun onto a commercial flight has been sentenced to ten years in prison.

“Security screening at our airports is vital to keeping citizens safe,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.  “By using his credentials to bypass security with backpacks of contraband, the defendant tried to allow drugs and a machine gun onboard a commercial flight.  Public safety is a responsibility we take seriously, and our office will continue to prosecute those who are endangering our citizens.”

Rapper Gucci Mane Arraigned on Federal Gun Charges


ATLANTA – Radric Davis, an Atlanta-based rap artist who performs under the name Gucci Mane, has been charged in federal court with two separate counts of possessing a firearm while being a felon.

“The indictment charges that on two separate occasions, this defendant, a convicted felon, threatened individuals, including the police and his attorney with a gun” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.  “This is how people get hurt, and we are committed to ensuring that convicted felons not have guns.”