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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 27, 2019

Montgomery Man Sentenced to 77 Months in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

            MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA – On Friday, September 27, 2019, Darrell Gamble, 52, of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 77 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. There is no parole in the federal system. In addition to the nearly six and a half year sentence, he will be subject to five years of supervised release.

            On February 10, 2018, the Montgomery Police Department received report of shots being fired near the Fairview Avenue and I-65 interchange. When officers arrived on the scene, they saw Gamble fleeing the area and noticed that he matched the description of one of those involved. After a brief foot chase, officers apprehended Gamble and found a handgun in his jacket pocket. Gamble has previous felony convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Court records indicate that Gamble was on supervised release from a previous federal drug conviction at the time of this incident.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and Montgomery Police Department investigated the case, with assistance from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Assistant United States Attorneys Thomas Govan and Bradley Bodiford prosecuted the case.

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Updated October 30, 2019