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Press Release

Defendant Sentenced In Federal Firearm Charge

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

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Anthony Terrill Williams of Pensacola, Florida was sentenced following a June 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Williams was previously convicted of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in 2011, in the Circuit Court of Escambia County, Florida. By virtue of prior felony convictions, Williams is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Williams knowingly possessed a .32 caliber revolver on August 2, 2013.

Possession of a firearm or ammunition by a previously convicted felon is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1). Chief United States District Court Judge William H. Steele imposed a 37 month sentence of imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release.

This case was referred for prosecution by Officer Rick Oliver of the Daphne Police Department. Assistance in research concerning the firearm was provided by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Updated January 26, 2015