Baldwin County Man Sentenced to Time Served for Possession of a Firearm after Conviction for Misdemeanor Domestic Violence
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Eli Edwin Moran, a 21 year old resident of Daphne, Alabama was sentenced to “time served” for possession of a Taurus pistol after being convicted Domestic Violence 3rd Degree.
On May 20, 2018, Moran entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that on February 27, 2018, he was the only passenger in a vehicle stopped by Daphne, Alabama police officers for no visible tag. During the traffic stop, Moran was asked to identify himself and he did. When officers learned that the driver would be arrested for outstanding warrants and he could not show ownership of the vehicle, Moran was asked to exit the vehicle. Officers conducted a safety pat of Moran’s person. A loaded firearm was seized from Moran’s waistband. Moran acknowledged possession of the firearm and told officers that he did not have a conceal carry permit for the firearm. The firearm is described as a Taurus, model PT 24/7 G2C pistol, At that time, Moran had been convicted of misdemeanor Domestic Violence 3rd , on March 21, 2017, in the Municipal Court, City of Daphne, State of Alabama, case number, MC15-0000422.
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.