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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Richard W. Moore
, United States Attorney
Contact: Jimmy Davis

Kenneth Tyrone Evans Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Kenneth Tyrone Evans of Mobile, Alabama was sentencing followed entry of a plea of guilty in May 2018, to a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.  United States District Court Judge William H. Steele noted that Evans was in the highest criminal history category, due to his extensive criminal record.  Evans and his attorney addressed the Court stating that much of his prior criminal history related to his long-term drug abuse and addiction.  Judge Steele imposed a sentence of 69 months imprisonment.  According to documents filed as part of Evans’ guilty plea, he admitted that on he had previously been convicted of 7 prior felony offenses.  On February 2, 2018, Officers of the Mobile Police Department were called to a residential burglary in west Mobile.  Based upon the vehicle description provided to law enforcement, Officers tried to stop Evans near the area of the burglary.  Evans was driving recklessly and attempted to elude law enforcement.  Ultimately, following the deployment of spike strips, Evans finally stopped on Dauphin Island Parkway off Hamilton Boulevard.  Two rifles and one shotgun, along with other items stolen in the burglary were recovered from the vehicle. 
 
Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, in this instance a convicted felon, is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1).  Evans’ term of imprisonment will be followed by a three (3) year term of supervised release.
 
This case arose from a referral by the Mobile Police Department to the Mobile Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives who completed the investigation.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.
           
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 www.justice.gov/usao-sdal  
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