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Convicted Felon from Eufaula Sentenced to 87 Months in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Firearms

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Alabama

           MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – On December 19, 2023, a federal judge sentenced 38-year-old Daniel Jermaine Parkman, a resident of Eufaula, Alabama, to 87 months in prison for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony offense, announced Acting United States Attorney Jonathan S. Ross. In addition, the judge ordered that Parkman serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. There is no parole in the federal system.

           In his plea agreement, Parkman admitted to possessing a firearm on at least two separate occasions, despite being prohibited to do so as a convicted felon. First, in August 2018, Parkman brought a handgun to a pawn shop in Eufaula to sell. Later, in December 2021, law enforcement in Eufaula responded to a domestic dispute call that reported shots had been fired. Officers spotted Parkman near the scene in a vehicle. Parkman initially fled but was apprehended after a short foot chase. The officers later found another firearm in Parkman’s car. On September 14, 2023, Parkman pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

           This case was brought as a part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. The Department of Justice reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement, and the local community to develop effective, locally based strategies to reduce violent crime.

           The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eufaula Police Department investigated this case, which Assistant United States Attorney Russell T. Duraski prosecuted.

Updated December 20, 2023

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