Mobile Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing and Firing an Illegal Machinegun During New Year’s Eve Celebrations
United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Chadwick J. Blake, a 31 year old resident of Selma, Alabama was sentenced to 30 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a Taurus 9mm pistol after being convicted of Assault Second Degree.
On September 28, 2018, Blake entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that on October 24, 2017, an Alabama Parole Officer conducted a home visit of Blake at his residence in Selma, Alabama. The parole officer found one round of 9mm ammunition in Blake’s pocket. The parole officer then searched Blake’s residence. He found a Taurus, model Millennium, G2, 9mm pistol. The parole officer then arrested Blake for violating his probation.
At that time, Blake had been convicted of Assault 2nd, on August 12, 2015, in the Circuit Court of Dallas County, Alabama, case number CC-2015-000123.
Officers of the Selma, Alabama Police Department along with special agents of the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and investigators from the State Attorneys General’s Office 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.