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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
For Immediate Release
Jonathan S. Ross, United States Attorney
Tuesday, November 7, 2023

Convicted Felon from Alexander City Sentenced to 130 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – On November 7, 2023, a federal judge sentenced 42-year-old Jeremy Glenn Dye, a resident of Alexander City, Alabama, to 130 months in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense and for possessing a stolen firearm, announced Acting United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross. In addition, the judge ordered that Dye serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. Federal inmates are not eligible for parole.

According to court records and statements made in court, on October 6, 2021, law enforcement spotted Dye exiting a camper in Alexander City. Officers recognized Dye and knew that there was a warrant outstanding for his arrest. When officers approached Dye, he initially attempted to flee, but was apprehended after a short chase. Dye had a book bag with him at the time of the arrest. Inside the book bag was a handgun that had recently been reported stolen. Law enforcement obtained a search warrant for the camper and found three more stolen firearms, including two shotguns and a rifle. Dye is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms. On July 27, 2023, Dye pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen firearm.

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Alexander City Police Department investigated this case, which Assistant United States Attorney Brandon W. Bates prosecuted.

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