BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A convicted felon pleaded guilty today to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.
Timothy Jabbar Wyatt, 31, of Clanton, pleaded guilty yesterday before U.S. District Court Judge Karen O. Bowdre to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to the plea agreement, on January 15, 2023, a Calera Police Department officer observed a vehicle on the side of Interstate 65 at mile marker 229. A male, later identified as Wyatt, was standing beside the vehicle. The officer stopped to assist. Upon approaching, Wyatt dropped some food items and a case of water he was holding. He then fled into the woods off the side of the interstate. Calera Police Department officers searched for Wyatt in the woods. The next day, Calera Police Department officers found Wyatt in a makeshift shelter structure next to a stream in the woods. Officers looked in the shelter to make sure no one else was in it and found a Sundance .25 caliber pistol loaded with five rounds of ammunition.
The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in prison.
The ATF investigated the case, along with the Calera Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples is prosecuting the case.