For Immediate Release
Defendant Sentenced for Prohibited Possession of Firearm
United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Marlique Jermaine Bridges of Mobile was sentenced following a May 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Bridges was previously convicted in Mobile County of Robbery, First Degree in 2012. By virtue of this conviction, Bridges is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
Possession of a firearm by a felon is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1). At the time of this offense, Bridges was on probation for his 2012 robbery conviction. Subsequently, Bridges’ state probation was revoked. Chief United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 48 months on the federal charge, to be served consecutively to Bridges’ twenty year robbery sentence on his probation revocation. The federal sentence of imprisonment will be followed by a three year term of supervised release.
This case was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for federal prosecution by Sgt. Louis Screws of the Mobile Police Department, who also serves as a Task Force Officer with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.