Geneva Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison for Federal Gun Charge
Montgomery, Alabama – On Tuesday, April 14, 2020, Joshua Gianni Haire, a 21-year-old man from Geneva, Alabama, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Following his prison sentence, he will be on supervised release for three years.
According to court records, in late 2018, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) became aware that Haire was selling firearms from his home despite being prohibited from possessing them because he was a felon. In December 2018, the agents conducted a controlled buy of a 12-gauge shotgun from Haire and asked if he had any more firearms for sale. Haire stated that he had another shotgun, a Glock model 23 handgun, a Taurus 9mm handgun, and a box of 12-gauge shells available. Haire was ultimately indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2019 on the charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and he pleaded guilty in January of this year.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) investigated this case. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brett Talley.