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Felon In Possession Sentenced To 120 Months Imprisonment

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

Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Ravon Pitts, age 29, from Milledgeville, Georgia, was sentenced to 120 months in prison on December 1, 2017, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  The sentence was imposed by the Honorable Marc T. Treadwell, United States District Judge, in Macon, Georgia.

            There is no parole in the federal system.

            Mr. Pitts pled guilty to this charge on August 31, 2017.  In his plea agreement, Mr. Pitts admitted that on February 3, 2016, police officers and probation officers went to his residence in Milledgeville in order to execute a search warrant. The officers seized a set of digital scales, marijuana, a Kevlar ballistic vest, a black ski mask and a loaded .40 caliber Ruger semi-automatic pistol. The serial number on the pistol had been partially scratched off, but was legible.  It was determined that the Ruger had been reported stolen.

At the time of this offense Mr. Pitts had three prior felony drug convictions in the Superior Court of Baldwin County occurring in 2009, 2010, and 2015, respectively.

“No convicted felon can legally possess a firearm.  As a professional drug dealer, Ravon Pitts received the maximum sentence for this offense.  As it did here, my office will prosecute all cases involving the illegal possession of firearms to the fullest extent possible.  I commend the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for its fine work in this case," said U.S. Attorney Peeler.

            This case was investigated by agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly S. Easterling prosecuted the case for the Government.

Questions regarding this case should be addressed to Pamela Lightsey, United States Attorney’s Office, at 478-621-2603 or

Updated December 6, 2017

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