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Convicted Felon Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

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

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal judge today sentenced a convicted felon to more than seven years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson.

U.S. District Court Judge Madeline H. Haikala sentenced Audrey Jerome Pruitt, 39, of Birmingham, to 90 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  Pruitt pleaded guilty to two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm in September 2022.

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. 

ATF investigated the case, along with the Birmingham Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorneys Darius C. Greene and Michael Royster prosecuted the case. 

Updated January 3, 2023

Violent Crime
Firearms Offenses