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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Monday, December 2, 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 Robert Lee Powell, II, 52, of Columbia, Tennessee, was sentenced today in federal court for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Powell pled guilty to the charge in August of 2019. 

United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of time served, and placed Powell on supervised release for a period of three years.  During that time, Powell will undergo testing and treatment for drug abuse.  No fine was impose, but the judge ordered that Powell pay $100 in special assessments.  

The case was investigated by the Selma 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.

Nashville Field Division