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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Felon Sentenced For Possessing A Firearm After Firing Into Athens Apartment, Obstructing Justice At His Sentencing

G. F. Peterman, III, Acting United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announced that Sadarrevin Kendrick, age 26, of Washington, Georgia, was sentenced today to serve 84 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  Mr. Kendrick was sentenced by the Honorable C. Ashley Royal, United States District Judge, in Macon, Georgia, who enhanced the sentence based on a finding that Mr. Kendrick had obstructed justice by testifying falsely under oath at his sentencing.

On March 13, 2015, Mr. Kendrick fired a .45 caliber pistol through the floor of an Athens apartment into the apartment below.  There were four individuals in the apartment through which the bullet passed, but no one was injured.  Mr. Kendrick fled the scene, but was arrested shortly thereafter by an Athens-Clarke County police officer and found to be in possession of the loaded, stolen .45 caliber firearm, 82.2 grams of marijuana, and digital scales.  Mr. Kendrick, who has prior convictions for burglary and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, subsequently admitted to the police that he had fired the weapon, which he said was an accident.

“This case is a good example of why felons are prohibited from possessing firearms,” said Acting U.S. Attorney G.F. “Pete” Peterman, III.  “Mr. Kendrick not only possessed a loaded, stolen gun, but he fired it, endangering innocent, unrelated people in his vicinity.”

The case was investigated by the Athens-Clarke County Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorney Peter D. Leary prosecuted the case for the Government.  

Questions concerning this case should be directed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, United States Attorney’s Office, at (478) 621-2603.

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Violent Crime
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Updated May 25, 2016