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Alabama Man Sentenced for Possession and Transportation of Stolen Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Louisiana

U.S. Attorney Kenneth A. Polite announced that BRITTEN PARSONS, age 22, of Huntsville, Alabama, was sentenced today after having previously pled guilty to conspiracy to possess and transport stolen firearms in interstate commerce and transportation of stolen firearms in interstate commerce.

U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced PARSONS to 37 months of incarceration, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release.

According to court documents, in January and February 2013, PARSONS, BRITTANY BAUER and ALEX BRASINGTON transported nine stolen firearms in interstate commerce, from Alabama to Louisiana.  The investigation revealed that the firearms had been stolen during residence burglaries in Huntsville, Alabama.  On February 14, 2013, agents conducted a search of BAUER’s New Orleans apartment and found five stolen firearms and approximately 1700 rounds of ammunition. Court documents reflect that agents also recovered four stolen firearms and ammunition that PARSONS, BAUER and BRASINGTON sold to individuals in New Orleans.  PARSONS had previously been found in possession of a stolen firearm on January 31, 2013.

PARSONS’ co-defendants have previously been sentenced.  ALEX BRASINGTON was sentenced to 33 months incarceration and BRITTANY BAUER was sentenced to 6 months incarceration.

U.S. Attorney Polite praised the work of the ATF New Orleans Division Office, New Orleans Police Department, Pearl River (LA) Police Department, Pearl River County (MS) Sheriff’s Office, and Huntsville Police Department in investigating this matter.  Assistant United States Attorney Nolan D. Paige was in charge of the prosecution.

Updated February 4, 2016