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Defendant Sentenced On Federal Firearm Charge

June 17, 2014

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced today that Marshall Mayhew of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, was sentenced following a March 2014 guilty plea to a charge of possession of a stolen firearm.  Mayhew has multiple felony convictions over the last fifteen years for a variety of property crimes.  As a result of his numerous convictions, Mayhew was determined to have a criminal history category of VI under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines. By virtue of his prior felony convictions, Mayhew is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.  Mayhew pled guilty to possession of a stolen AR-15 type rifle which occurred on September 26, 2013.

Possession of a stolen firearm is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(j).  United States District Court Judge Callie V.S. Grande imposed the statutory maximum sentence of 10 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by Investigator Ron Baggette with the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office and Special Agent Nicholas P. Murphy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, with assistance from the Marengo County Sheriff’s Office.

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