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Mobile Woman Sentenced to 24 Months in Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

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Kenyen R. Brown, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama announced that Molly Perez, age 39, a resident of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced on February 5, 2015, by United States District Judge Kristi K. Dubose to 24 months imprisonment pursuant to her guilty plea to possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony (burglary, third degree).

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Gun Charges

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MOBILE, Ala. – Daniel Williams, 36, of Marion, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court on gun charges. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm by a person who had been committed to a mental institution, and court documents showed that Williams had been committed by an Alabama state judicial officer to a mental institution on two separate occasions. Court documents also showed that he was found in possession of an AK 47 rifle and a 9 millimeter handgun in March of 2013 when Marion police officers searched his vehicle in connection with a shooting that occurred in Marion.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Man Sentenced in Federal Court on Gun Charges

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MOBILE, Ala. – Daniel Williams, 36, of Marion, Alabama, was sentenced in federal court on gun charges. Federal law prohibits possession of a firearm by a person who had been committed to a mental institution, and court documents showed that Williams had been committed by an Alabama state judicial officer to a mental institution on two separate occasions. Court documents also showed that he was found in possession of an AK 47 rifle and a 9 millimeter handgun in March of 2013 when Marion police officers searched his vehicle in connection with a shooting that occurred in Marion.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Rhea County Woman Sentenced to Eleven Years and Six Months for Manufacturing Methamphetamine in Home with Five Children

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Misty Angel, 36, of Dayton, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 138 months in prison by the Honorable Curtis L. Collier, U.S. District Judge. Angel pleaded guilty in April 2014 to a federal indictment charging her with manufacturing methamphetamine.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Defendant Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charged

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Charlie Lewis Davis of Mobile was sentenced, following an October 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Davis was previously convicted in Baldwin County of Manslaughter and Possession of Marijuana, First Degree in 2005. By virtue of these convictions, Davis is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Defendant Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charged

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Kenneth Jerome Wade, Jr. of Mobile was sentenced, following an October 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Wade was previously convicted of Theft of Property, Second Degree, in Pike County in 2004; and, Possession of Forged Instrument, Second Degree, in Mobile County in 2004. By virtue of these convictions, Wade is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Leader of Violent Drug Distribution Ring Sentenced to More than 20 Years in Prison

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – January 29, 2015  – Brice N. Marchbanks a/k/a Bear, 32, of Nashville, Tennessee, was sentenced yesterday to more than  20 years in federal prison for his role as the leader of a long- running, violent crime and drug distribution conspiracy, announced David Rivera, U.S.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

13 Suspects Indicted in West Tennessee on Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

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Jackson, Tenn. – Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; A. Todd McCall, Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Division of the FBI; Steve Isbell, Chief of Police for the Dyersburg Police Department; and Jeff Box, Sheriff of Dyer County, announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging 13 suspects with federal drug trafficking violations. The suspects were arrested early today during a round-up conducted by multiple federal (the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

13 Suspects Indicted In West Tennessee On Federal Drug Trafficking Violations

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Jackson, Tenn. –Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee; A. Todd McCall, Special Agent in Charge of the Memphis Division of the FBI; Steve Isbell, Chief of Police for the Dyersburg Police Department; and Jeff Box, Sheriff of Dyer County, announced today the unsealing of an indictment charging 13 suspects with federal drug trafficking violations. The suspects were arrested early today during a round-up conducted by multiple federal (the FBI, DEA, ATF and U.S.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Mobile Man Sentenced to 81 Months in Prison for Narcotics and Firearm Offenses

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Kenyen R. Brown, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama announced that Brian O’Keith Jackson, a twice-convicted felon, age 31, of Eight Mile, Alabama, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Callie V.S. Granade to 81 months imprisonment for possessing cocaine on April 12, 2014, with the intent to distribute, and for possessing a firearm during the drug trafficking crime. Jackson entered a guilty plea to the charges on September 19, 2014, and admitted his involvement in the offenses.

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Defendant Sentenced On Federal Firearm Charge

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Marion Vernon Bowman, Jr. of Prichard was recently sentenced, following a September 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Bowman was previously convicted in Mobile County of Burglary, Third Degree in 2011, and Possession of Marijuana, First Degree in 2010. By virtue of these convictions, Bowman is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Defendants Sentenced to Prison for Possessing Stolen Firearms

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Antoinette Danielle White, 23, and Garland David McKenzie, 21, both of Pensacola, Florida were sentenced today for possession of stolen firearms. White and McKenzie were sentenced by United States District Callie V.S. Granade. White was sentenced to 23 months in prison and McKenzie was sentenced to 10 months. Following their release from prison, both defendants will e supervised by the United States Probation Office for three years.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Marion County Sheriff's Department to Receive Over $750,000 Forfeited in East Tennessee Drug Trafficking Case

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. ?The Marion County Sheriff's Department will receive a check in the amount of $751,515.71, which represents the majority of funds forfeited in a marijuana trafficking case prosecuted in U.S. District Court in Chattanooga.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

Defendant Sentenced on Federal Firearm Charge

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Andre Deon Todd of Mobile was sentenced following an August 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Todd was previously convicted in Mobile County of Discharging a Gun into an Occupied Vehicle and Receiving Stolen Property in 2006; and, Possession of Cocaine in 2006 and 2008. By virtue of these convictions, Todd is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Gun Thief Sentenced in Federal Court

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MOBILE, Ala. – Kedrick Lavon Bates, 30, of Marion, was sentenced in federal court today on his conviction for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Bates entered a guilty plea to the charge in April of 2013. Court documents showed that Bates stole a number of guns from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office while he was a trustee. During the investigation, most of the guns were recovered, and Bates admitted the theft. At the time, Bates had prior convictions for possession of marijuana in the first degree and two cases of receiving stolen property in the second degree.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Convicted Felon Sentenced to 15 Years in Federal Prison

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – October 4, 2014 - William Robert Humphrey, 31, of Nashville, Tenn., pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday by United States District Court Judge William J. Haynes, Jr., to 15 years in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, announced David Rivera, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee.

Last Reviewed May 5, 2015

U.S. Attorney Announces Memphis Man is Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Ammunition By a Convicted Felon

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Memphis, TN – Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced today that Brashard Gibbs, age 21, of Memphis, TN, was sentenced on Friday by U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman to serve 20 years, or 240 months, in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal prison system.

According to the Indictment and statements made in open court:

Last Reviewed May 6, 2015

Owners of Safari Company Indicted for Illegal Rhino Hunts

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Montgomery, Alabama - The owners of Out of Africa Adventurous Safaris were charged with conspiracy to sell illegal rhinoceros hunts in South Africa in order to defraud American hunters, money laundering and secretly trafficking in rhino horns, announced Sam Hirsch Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division; George L. Beck, Jr., U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama; and Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Autauga County Man Sentenced to 210 Months in Federal Prison for his Role in Drug Organization

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Montgomery, Alabama - Mark Edward Elliott (52), of Deatsville, Ala., was sentenced on October 15, 2014 to serve 210 months in prison, to be followed by 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, announced U.S. Attorney George L. Beck Jr. for the Middle District of Alabama.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

Tri-Cities Man Sentenced to 180 Months for Drug and Firearm Offenses

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GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – David Anthony Mantey, 41, of Gray, Tenn., was sentenced on Oct. 6, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge, to serve 180 months in federal prison. Mantey was previously convicted of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

ATF Offers Reward In Gun Store Burglary

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in conjunction with the Huntsville Police Department and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, announced a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of firearms from JC Guns and Tackle, a federal firearm licensee (FFL).  ATF is offering a reward in the amount of up to $3,000, which will be matched by the NSSF for a total reward of up to $6,000.

Last Reviewed May 14, 2015

Martin Man Sentenced to 21 Years in Federal Prison on Weapons Convictions

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Memphis, TN – Anthony Taylor, age 46, of Martin, Tenn., received a federal prison sentence of over 21 years, or 262 months, following his conviction on January 28, 2014, by a jury on two counts related to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm, announced United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee Edward L. Stanton III, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Glenn Anderson.

Last Reviewed April 24, 2015

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