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Defendant Sentenced For Prohibited Possession Of Ammunition

June 27, 2014

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced today that Alonzo Spencer of Mobile, Alabama, was sentenced following a March 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a felon in possession of ammunition.  Spencer was previously convicted in Mobile County Circuit Court of Assault in 1984 and 1999, and Burglary in 1984.  By virtue of these convictions, Spencer is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.  Spencer pled guilty to prohibited possession of multiple rounds of various type of ammunition.

Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a convicted felon is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1).  Chief United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a sentence of 84 months, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

This case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and Special Agent Nicholas P. Murphy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

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