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

Friday, April 6, 2018

Felon Receives 10 Years After Being Found Guilty at Trial

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Senior Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Joseph W. Rohe, Jr. to 117 months (defendant given 3 months credit for the time served in jail since his trial) in prison on April 4, 2018, for the crime of Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (a felon), a violation of Title 18 U.S.C. section 922(g)(1). Rohe’s sentence was the maximum permitted by law.

On August 8, 2017, the Baldwin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at Rohe’s residence in Foley, Alabama, in search of narcotics. Members of the Task Force located nine firearms, in addition to controlled substances and other drug paraphernalia, inside the residence with Rohe. The guns ranged from handguns to shotguns and assault-style rifles. Police were able to determine that all of the firearms had been reported stolen.

Rohe was on probation at the time of his arrest, and had previously been convicted for the felony offense of Manufacturing a Controlled Substance in Baldwin County in 2013.

The Baldwin County Task Force, the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, the Bay Minette Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mobile Field Office all contributed in the investigation of this case. Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Baugh prosecuted the case for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated April 6, 2018