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Jury Finds Defendant Guilty On Firearm Charges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2012

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown announced today that Douglas Lee Guin of Wilmer, Alabama, and George County, Mississippi, was found guilty by a jury on charges of being a prohibited person in possession of firearms. Guin was prohibited from firearm possession, both because he had previously been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence in 2009, and he was an unlawful user of a controlled substance, in this case marijuana. On March 19, 2011, two shotguns were recovered from the Defendant’s residence, following a report to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office of shots fired outside the residence, and a possible hostage situation. The Mobile County SWAT team was dispatched and eventually made entry into the residence which is located behind Guin’s mother’s convenience store on Highway 98.

Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a prohibited person under these circumstances is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Sections 922(g)(9) and (g)(3). The statutory maximum penalty provided by law for the charges is 10 years imprisonment.

This case was investigated by Special Agent Mark Sloke with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, with assistance from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

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