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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Defendant Sentenced On Federal Firearm Charge

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces today that Rodriquez Keandre Clayton of Demopolis was sentenced following a July 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Clayton was previously convicted of Assault, Second Degree on December 19, 2013, in the Circuit Court of Marengo County, Alabama. By virtue of this conviction Clayton is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition. Clayton knowingly possessed a Bryco Arms .380 semi-automatic pistol on May 3, 2014.

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 52 month sentence of imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release.

This case was investigated by Special Agent Nicholas P. Murphy of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, with assistance from members of the Demopolis Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015