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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Sunday, March 1, 2020
Richard W. Moore
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jimmy Davis

Brewton Man Sentenced in Federal Gun Case

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Eric Scott Risley, 40, of Brewton, Alabama was sentenced on February 27, 2020, for being a felon in possession of firearms.  He entered a guilty plea to the charge in November of 2019. 

United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer imposed a sentence of 57 months imprisonment, to be followed by a supervised release term of three years.  During that period of supervision, Risley will undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse.  Risley was also ordered to pay $100 in special assessments, but no fine was imposed.  In addition, the firearms Risley illegally possessed were ordered forfeited to the United States. 

The case was investigated by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell. 

 A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama at


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