Baldwin County Man Receives 12 Months and a Day for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Travis L. McCryndle, a 33 year old resident of Bay Minette, Alabama was sentenced to 12 months and a day for possession of a Ruger .22, semi-automatic rifle after being convicted of Burglary 2nd Degree.
On November 21, 2018, McCryndle entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that on August 9, 2018, a Daphne, AL police officer observed McCrydle driving a vehicle that was reported to be displaying a stolen license plate that was taken at gunpoint in Prichard, AL. The officer initiated a traffic stop of the vehicle. When the vehicle stopped, the officer immediately began to issue commands to McCryndle. First, he ordered McCryndle to put both of his hands outside of the vehicle and he complied. The officer then asked McCryndle if there were weapons in the vehicle and McCryndle replied, “just my knife.” McCryndle was then ordered to exit the vehicle and he did. A safety pat of McCryndle’s person discovered the knife and it was seized. McCryndle was then read his Miranda Rights and he said he understood them and agreed to talk to the officer. After a brief discussion about the ownership of the vehicle, McCryndle told the officer that there was a Ruger rifle behind the seat in the vehicle. At that time, McCryndle had been convicted of a felony, Burglary 2nd Degree, on August 12, 2015, in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, case number CC-04-728.
Officers of the Daphne, Alabama Police Department along with special agents of the FBI investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney=s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.