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Southern District of Alabama

Friday, May 13, 2016

Felon In Possession Of A Firearm Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Willie James Henry, Jr., 40, of Mobile, was sentenced this morning in federal court on the charge of felon in possession of a firearm.  Henry, whose previous conviction was for murder, pled guilty to the charge in January of 2016.  Court documents identified three guns found in Henry’s apartment, one of which was an assault weapon described as an SKS rifle.

The case prosecutor pointed out to the judge that Henry tested positive for illegal use of several narcotics during his time on bond.    United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 18 months, which will be followed by a three-year term of supervised release.  As conditions of his supervision, Henry will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse.  Judge Dubose also ordered that Henry pay $100 in special mandatory assessments, and she then revoked his conditions of release and remanded him to the marshal’s custody to begin serving his sentence. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorneys Gina Vann and Gloria Bedwell.

Updated May 13, 2016