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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Montgomery Man Sentenced for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Tuesday, October 6, 2020, Jerome Darnell Brown, a 29-year-old man from Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. There is no parole in the federal system.

            According to court records and statements made in open court, in April of 2018, the Montgomery Police Department conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle Brown was driving. When officers approached the car, they noticed the smell of marijuana coming from inside.  After searching the vehicle, officers found a handgun that had been tossed under the backseat. They also discovered that Brown had an empty pistol holster in his belt. Brown has a previous felony conviction and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. He pleaded guilty to the charge on July 8, 2020.

            The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Montgomery Police Department investigated this case, with assistance from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Russell Duraski prosecuted the case.

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Updated October 9, 2020