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Convicted Felon Charged with Illegal Firearm Possession

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a convicted felon for illegally possessing a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, 31, of Clanton, with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence.

According to the indictment, on January 15, 2023, Wyatt illegally possessed a Sundance .25 caliber pistol.  Wyatt is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions.  Wyatt was convicted in the Circuit Court of Elmore County, in May 2006, of the offense of Obstructing Justice Using a False Identity; in the Circuit Court of Chilton County in October 2005, of the offense of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, and in October 2003, Criminal Mischief, First Degree. Wyatt was convicted in the Municipal Court of Prattville, Alabama, in May 2014, of a misdemeanor crime of Domestic Violence, Third Degree - Harassment. 

The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is 15 years in prison. 

ATF investigated the case, along with the Calera Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples is prosecuting the case. 

An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. 

Updated April 27, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses