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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Steve Butler, Acting
, United States Attorney
Contact: Eric Day

Bobby Grimes Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Bobby Grimes of Mobile was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment. Grimes’ sentencing followed entry of a February 2017 guilty plea to prohibited possession of a firearm. Grimes is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition by virtue of a prior felony conviction for Robbery, First Degree in Mobile County in 2013.

Grimes plea included his admission that on April 12, 2016, he sold a stolen Smith & Wesson, .40 caliber pistol to a Confidential Informant working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives for $285.

Prohibited possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1). Grimes’ imprisonment will be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.


Nashville Field Division