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Convicted Felon Charged with Illegal Firearms Possession

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a Vestavia man for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Demarcus Marshall, 27, of Vestavia, with two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. 

According to the indictment, Marshall is prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions.  Marshall is accused of unlawfully possessing a Taurus 9mm pistol on September 9, 2020 and a Taurus .40 caliber pistol and Springfield 9mm pistol on September 30, 2020.

Marshall faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

ATF investigated the case along with the Birmingham Police Department and Homewood Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime.  Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them.  As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime. 

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

Updated August 2, 2021

Firearms Offenses