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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Choctaw County Man Sentenced To 57 Months Incarceration After Guilty Plea To Possession Of A Firearm After A Felony Conviction

The United States Attorney, Kenyen Brown, announces that Darron L. Ruffin, Jr., a 40 year old resident of Lisman, Alabama was sentenced today. Mr. Ruffin pled guilty to possession of a .40 caliber pistol on July 4, 2014, after being convicted of Assault 1st Degree in 1994. Mr. Ruffin took the firearm into a local nightclub and physically assaulted two of the patrons with the firearm, fled the scene, and was apprehended approximately 30 minutes later in possession of the pistol.

Choctaw County Sheriff’s Office deputies investigated the case and presented 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 February 5, 2015