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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Richard W. Moore
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jimmy Davis

Felon in Possession of a Firearm Sentenced in Federal Court

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Dewayne Alan Davis, 29, of Theodore, Alabama, was sentenced today on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  Court documents reflect that Davis was reported to the police when he was walking down the street in a residential neighborhood with a rifle.  Davis has a prior felony conviction for Possession of Cocaine in Mobile County Circuit Court, and the gun was described as a Norinco model SKS, 7.62x39 caliber rifle.  Davis pled guilty to the charge in November of 2018.


United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence of 36 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release.  During his supervision, Davis will undergo treatment for drug and alcohol abuse.  The judge did not impose a fine, but ordered that Davis pay $100 in special mandatory assessments. 


The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department 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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