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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of Alabama

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 14, 2021
Prim F. Escalona
, United States Attorney

Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 200 Months in Prison

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge yesterday sentenced an Armed Career Criminal to 200 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

U.S. District Judge Abdul K. Kallon sentenced Preston Chyenne Johnson, 38, for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Johnson, who was prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions, unlawfully possessed an Anderson AM-15 5.56mm rifle on October 31, 2019.  Johnson pleaded guilty to the charge in January.

ATF investigated the case along with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and several other local law enforcement agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher, Sr. prosecuted the case.


Nashville Field Division