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

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Friday, March 8, 2019

Baldwin County Man Receives Five Years Probation for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Allen Rocky Joiner, a 58 year old resident of Bay Minette, Alabama was sentenced to five years of probation for possession of a Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun after being convicted of Unlawful Distribution of a Controlled Substance.

On September 19, 2018, Joiner entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court on February 28, 2018, Baldwin County deputies were investigating a stolen vehicle complaint by victim, J. H,. and made contact with Joiner at his residence as part of the investigation. While at Joiner’s residence the stolen vehicle was discovered parked on the property. Deputies asked Joiner how he obtained the vehicle.  Joiner said he bought it from J. H.’s wife.  While Joiner was retrieving the Bill of Sale from the vehicle, officers saw a Mossberg. 500A. 12 gauge shotgun on the front passenger seat. Deputies asked Joiner who owned the firearm.  Joiner said he bought the firearm from a “guy in Perdido so he could shoot possums in his yard.”   At that time Joiner, was previously convicted of a Controlled Substance on August 24, 2006,  in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, case number CC-05-2369.                               

Deputies of the Baldwin County, Alabama Sheriff’s Office 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.

Updated March 8, 2019