For Immediate Release
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
, United States Attorney
Contact: Chloe Martin
Juneau Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing Firearm
Seattle Field Division
Anchorage, Alaska – U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder announced that Mack Arthur Parker, 52, of Juneau, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Timothy M. Burgess, to serve 34 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court documents, on June 25, 2017, in Juneau, Parker was found unconscious behind the wheel of a running vehicle, with the window down and blocking traffic. When the officer woke Parker, the officer saw Parker immediately reach under his leg after the vehicle lurched forward. The officer stuck his head in the window and observed that Parker was reaching for a pistol tucked under his leg. The officer reached in the vehicle and secured the firearm, which had a loaded magazine and round in the chamber. Parker was also in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana, a glass pipe, and a digital scale.
Parker had previously been convicted in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska on Feb. 11, 2001, for Robbery in the First Degree. As someone convicted of a felony, Parker was prohibited from possessing firearms.
The Juneau Police Department (“JPD”) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) conducted the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of this case. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jack Schmidt.