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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 23, 2018

Baldwin County Man Receives 30 Month Sentence for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Alan Eric Grime, a 27 year old resident of Loxley, Alabama was sentenced to 30 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a .45 caliber pistol after being convicted of Theft of Property, 1st Degree, a felony, on June 6, 2014.

On September 25, 2017, Fairhope, Alabama police officers responded to a bus stop after someone complained of a suspicious person at that location. The complainant gave a description of the person he/she was concerned about. When officers arrived at the bus stop, they saw a man fitting that description and they approached him to investigate. It was Grime. He was nervous and told the officers he was a felon recently released from prison. One officer then looked at the bus stop sitting area and saw a .45 caliber pistol. Grime was then handcuffed. Next, officers received consent from Grime to take items from his pocket. Approximately 16 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition was seized from his pocket. Grime was then read his Miranda Rights which he waived. Grime then told the officers that he borrowed the firearm from a friend who lives in Foley because he was afraid. Grime pled guilty on January 17, 2018.

Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with officers of the Fairhope, Alabama Police Department investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case was Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.

Updated April 24, 2018