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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 8, 2016

Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Sentenced

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United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Marcus Champion was sentenced for his conviction for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 922(g)(1).
 
In court documents, Marcus Champion admitted that he was a convicted felon and that on April 29, 2016, he entered the home of his 88-year old grandfather and forced him to sign checks made out to the defendant.  He also stole collector coins and firearms belonging to the victim.  When police arrived, they found Champion outside the home with a loaded and cocked pistol in his pocket that had been stolen from the victim.

Senior District Court Judge Callie V.S. Granade sentenced the defendant to serve 63 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.  The defendant has additional related charges pending in Clarke County.
            
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney's office for the Southern District of Alabama by AUSA Maria Murphy.

Updated December 13, 2016