For Immediate Release
Fugitive from Justice Sentenced on Gun Charges
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Trevon Pettway, 21, of Mobile, was sentenced in federal court on his conviction for possession of a firearm by a fugitive from justice and illegal receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment. Court documents reflect that Mobile police officers responded to a call concerning a stolen truck on Old Pascagoula Road in Mobile. Officers located the vehicle at the end of Johnston Avenue and as they approached, Pettway was getting out of the driver’s side of the truck. He attempted to the run from the officers but eventually surrendered. The officers found a stolen pistol in his pants pocket. The officers found the other gun, which was also stolen, in a vehicle next to the stolen truck. Pettway admitted his possession of both guns after being advised of his constitutional rights. Pettway told the officers that he ran from them because he knew he had the outstanding arrest warrants. The officers confirmed that Pettway was wanted on outstanding arrest warrants in the Circuit Court of Mobile Court for Assault First Degree and Obstruction of Justice using a False Identity. Pettway pled guilty to the two gun charges in federal court in May of 2018.
United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 30 months imprisonment on each count, with the sentences to run concurrently. When Pettway is released from prison, he will serve three years of supervised release. A conditions of his supervised release, the judge ordered that Pettway would receive drug and alcohol treatment as well as mental health counseling. No fine was imposed but Pettway was ordered to pay $200 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 AUSA Gloria A. 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 http://www.justice.gov/usao/als/