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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Defendant Pleads Guilty To Prohibited Possession Of Firearms

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced today that Ted McCall Snow of Wilmer, Alabama, entered a guilty plea to a charge of being a felon in possession of firearms. The evidence presented in support of the plea was that on the morning of March 8, 2013, an individual returned to his residence on Woodland Hills Drive and found an unfamiliar vehicle in the carport. Snow was in the driver’s seat and sped away from the scene. The back door of the residence had been forced open and three firearms and a jewelry box had been removed from their usual resting places in the residence, and were sitting near the back door. The resident called the police and provided a description of the driver and the vehicle. Shortly thereafter, a Mobile Police Department officer stopped the vehicle driven by Snow at Schillinger Road and Old Government Street. The burglary victim was brought to the scene of the traffic stop and he identified Snow as the person he saw speed away from his residence.

Snow was previously convicted of eleven cases of burglary, receiving stolen property and theft in Mobile County Circuit Court between 1989 and 2007. By virtue of these convictions, and Snow’s resulting status as a convicted felon he is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a previously convicted felon is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1). The statutory maximum penalty provided by law is 10 years imprisonment. If however, the Defendant has three prior convictions for violent felonies, such as burglary, or serious drug offenses, the penalty provided by law is a minimum mandatory sentence of 15 years to a maximum of life imprisonment.

Snow is scheduled to be sentenced before the Honorable Callie V.S. Granade on October 21, 2013. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, and the Mobile Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated January 26, 2015