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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Montgomery Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

            Montgomery, Alabama – On Monday, October 28, 2019, Labarry Darell Aaron, 26, of Montgomery, Alabama, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. The judge sentenced Aaron to the maximum time allowed in this case due to his significant criminal history and evidence of other relevant conduct collected after his arrest. There is no parole in the federal system.

            On July 31, 2018, law enforcement was executing an arrest warrant for Aaron at a Gilmer Avenue residence in Montgomery. They found him at the house along with numerous guns. As a convicted felon, Aaron is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms of any kind. There was also video evidence discovered that showed Aaron at the Gilmer Avenue residence in possession of a firearm while preparing to conduct a retaliatory drive-by shooting at an apartment complex. Ballistic evidence collected by law enforcement at the apartment links Aaron to that shooting. The apartment drive-by is likely the result of an ongoing dispute between Aaron and others.

            The Montgomery Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and investigated the case, with assistance from the United States Marshals Service and the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua J. Wendell prosecuted the case.

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Project Safe Neighborhoods
Violent Crime
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Updated October 30, 2019