Armed Career Criminal Sentenced In Federal Court
United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Terrance Tyrone Davis, 47, of Mobile, was sentenced in federal court this morning as an “armed career criminal.” As such, under a federal statute punishing gun violations, he was subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years imprisonment. To qualify under this statute, a defendant who violates the gun law must have three prior convictions for violent felonies. Court documents identified Davis’ violent felonies as Robbery Third Degree, Assault Second Degree and Sexual Abuse First Degree. Davis was indicted in federal court in July of 2015, and pled guilty to the sole charge in the indictment, felon in possession of a firearm, in September of 2015.
United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade imposed a sentence slightly in excess of the mandatory minimum, 188 months, which was the low end of the advisory guideline range that applied to Davis’ case. Judge Granade also ordered that Davis serve a term of five years on supervised release when he comes out of prison. No fine was imposed, but Davis was ordered to pay $100 in special mandatory assessments.
The case was investigated by the Prichard Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorneys Gina Vann and Gloria Bedwell.