For Immediate Release
Federal Grand Jury Returns Multiple Gun Charges
BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted three men on gun charges connected to an April burglary at a Tarrant pawnshop, announced acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido.
A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges GABRIEL NATHANIEL POWELL, 18, of Center Point, with stealing 17 guns from Scott’s Jewelry and Pawn, a licensed firearms dealer, on April 5, and with selling or trading the 17 stolen guns. The indictment lists the firearms as three Century Arms model NPAPM70 rifles, one Leader Arms model AR 12 shotgun, one Sig Sauer model 716 rifle, six .40-caliber Glock pistols, one .45-caliber Glock pistol, three 9mm Glock pistols and two 10mm Glock pistols.
In separate indictments, the grand jury charged RYAN ARTHUR JOHNSON, 23, and REGINALD LAMAR BONNER, 37, both of Birmingham, with possessing stolen firearms on April 5. Johnson’s indictment charges him with possessing a stolen 10mm Glock model 20 Gen4 pistol. Bonner’s indictment charges him with possessing two stolen Glock handguns, one a 9mm pistol and one a 10mm pistol.
Bonner’s indictment also charges him as a convicted felon in possession of firearms for the two Glock pistols. According to the indictment, Bonner has the following prior convictions: possession of a controlled substance, Jefferson County District Court, 2008; possession of a controlled substance by fraud, Jefferson County Circuit Court, 2009; third-degree burglary and possession of burglar’s tools, Jefferson County Circuit Court, 2011.
The grand jury indicted five other men, in separate indictments, as convicted felons in possession of firearms. Those charges are as follows:
CHASTAN DACE MORROW, 34, of Arab, for possessing a Hi-Point .380 handgun on Oct. 16, 2015, in Marshall County, after being convicted in Humphreys County, Tenn., in 2006, for initiating the manufacture of methamphetamine, and for second-degree assault in Cullman County in 2007.
ANTOINE DORMAN, 29, of Oxford, for possessing a Hunter Arms 20-gauge double-barrel shotgun on Aug. 16, 2016, in Calhoun County, after being convicted of third-degree burglary and third-degree robbery in Calhoun County Circuit Court in 2008, and of third- and second-degree burglary and first-degree receiving stolen property in 2009, also in Calhoun County Circuit Court.
DONTERIO NAVELL KEITH, 27, of Talladega, for possessing a Davis Industries .380-caliber pistol on Jan. 1, 2017, in Talladega County, after being convicted in Talladega County Circuit Court of second-degree receiving stolen property in 2011 and of third-degree burglary in 2012, and being convicted in Clay County Circuit Court of third-degree and first-degree theft of property in 2014.
LOGAN MILAM, 22, of Childersburg, for possessing a Rohm .22-caliber revolver after being convicted of third-degree burglary and second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in Talladega County Circuit Court in 2016.
MICHAEL JUSTIN PARKER, 30, of Lincoln, for possessing a Taurus 9mm pistol after being convicted in Talladega County Circuit Court of second-degree unlawful manufacturing of a controlled substance in both 2012 and 2009.
The maximum penalty for stealing weapons from a licensed firearms dealer is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for possessing a stolen firearm is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. The maximum penalty for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
ATF investigated the cases, which the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Alabama is prosecuting.
An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.