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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Felon In Possession Of A Gun Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Skylar Tava Poellnitz, 25, of Dixons Mill, Alabama, was sentenced today in federal court. Court records show that Poellnitz had been previously convicted of Theft of Property Second Degree and Possession of a Controlled Substance when he was arrested in possession of the gun in this case. Poellnitz pled guilty to the charge in September of 2016.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 24 months  imprisonment, to be followed by a three-year term of supervised release. Poellnitz will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse while he is under supervision. The judge ordered that Poellnitz pay the mandatory special assessment of $100, but she did not impose a fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney
Gloria Bedwell.

Updated December 21, 2016