Skip to main content
Press Release

Baldwin County Man Receives 46 Month Sentence for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction

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

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Clifford Guerrero, a 39 year old, resident of Daphne, Alabama was sentenced today to 46 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release.

On March 22, 2017, Fairhope, Alabama police officers conducted a traffic stop of Guerrero based on reckless driving.  Just before Guerrero pulled over pursuant to the blue lights flashing, he threw a small quantity of methamphetamine out of the window of his vehicle.  Upon stopping, Guerrero immediately exited his vehicle extremely agitated, yelling unintelligibly and waving his arms.  He would not obey officer commands to “stop,” “relax,” “be still,” “close the door,” “calm down,” etc.  Guerrero appeared to be attempting to reach into the vehicle even with the officer commanding him to “be still.”  Due to his behavior, the officer drew his weapon and called for back-up.  Within minutes, back-up arrived.  Guerrero was placed in handcuffs for officer safety and was asked if any guns were in the vehicle.  Guerrero responded, “I think there might be a gun in the car.” Officers then went to the vehicle, searched for and seized a Glock GMBH, 9mm pistol.  A firearm holster was also seized from the floorboard of the front seat. 

The Federal Bureau of Investigation along with 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 November 17, 2017