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Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Illegal Firearm Possession

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A convicted felon pleaded guilty yesterday to illegally possessing firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

Audrey Jerome Pruitt, 39, of Birmingham, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, in October and November 2020, Pruitt illegally possessed an American Tactical, Omni Hybrid, .223/.556 caliber pistol, and a Springfield .40 caliber pistol.  Pruitt is prohibited from possessing a firearm because of prior felony convictions.  In April 2008, Pruitt was convicted in the Circuit Court of Jefferson County for Robbery, First Degree and Receiving Stolen Property, and in March 2019, he was convicted of Domestic Violence, Second Degree. 

The maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in prison.

ATF investigated the case, along with the Birmingham Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Darius C. Greene is prosecuting the case. 

Updated September 16, 2022

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