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Niceville Man Sentenced to More Than Eleven Years in Prison for Federal Firearms Charges

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

PENSACOLA, FLORIDA – Jeremy Langston Alford, 34, of Niceville, was sentenced yesterday to serve 135 months in prison after pleading guilty on July 31, 2017, to unlawfully possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, possessing stolen firearms, and theft of firearms from the premises of a federal firearms licensed dealer.  The sentence was announced by Christopher P. Canova, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.


On February 24, 2017, Okaloosa County Sheriff’s deputies discovered that Jim’s Guns and Supplies, a federal firearms licensed dealer in Niceville, had been burglarized and a number of firearms, ammunition, and other items had been stolen.  Evidence recovered from the crime scene led officials to a shed belonging to Alford’s relative.  Officials recovered 39 firearms and numerous rounds of ammunition from inside the shed and the residence.  Further investigative efforts led to the recovery of more than 60 firearms, as well as numerous rounds of ammunition, and multiple pieces of tactical equipment, including a gas mask that were all stolen from Jim’s Guns and Supplies.  On February 26, 2017, Alford was arrested and admitted to burglarizing Jim’s Guns and Supplies and stealing firearms, ammunition, and other items.


This case resulted from investigations by the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney J. Ryan Love.


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Amy Alexander, Public Information Officer

Updated October 13, 2017

Firearms Offenses