United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Carman Jeffery Johnson, Jr. of Mobile was sentenced, following an October 2014 guilty plea to a charge of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm. Johnson was previously convicted in Mobile County of Possession of Marijuana First Degree, and Possession of a Firearm with Altered Identification in 2012. By virtue of these convictions, Johnson is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.
On April 11, 2014, Johnson had two outstanding warrants for probation violations. Johnson was located at Campus Quarters Apartments on University Boulevard by the United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force. Johnson was taken into custody, and his backpack was searched incident to his arrest. In the backpack was a MAC 10, .45 caliber pistol, with 27 bullets in the magazine, a box containing 23 bullets, approximately twelve bags of marijuana/spice, and a stolen Glock .40 caliber pistol, with a laser and a magazine in the pistol loaded with 11 rounds of ammunition.
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 100 month sentence of imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years supervised release.
This case was referred for prosecution by Officer Shaun Wood of the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team, who worked in coordination with Special Agent Lisa Reiter of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.