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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Georgia Man Sentenced on Gun Charges

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Anthony Desean Lee, 28, of Decatur, Georgia, was sentenced on July 26, 2018, to 120 months’ imprisonment for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  Court documents show that federal law enforcement officers were conducting an investigation into the whereabouts of Lee and another subject, both wanted on fugitive warrants from the state of Georgia.  The officers traveled to a residence in Citronelle, where they arrested Lee in the yard.  The officers received consent to search the residence, where Lee admitted he was staying, and they found a .9mm pistol and an AK47 rifle, along with numerous rounds of ammunition for both weapons.  In addition to the outstanding arrest warrant, the investigation showed that Lee had prior convictions for Robbery and Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Felony, and a prior charge of Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.  Lee was indicted on the federal gun charge in Mobile in October of 2017, and he pled guilty in March of 2018. 

United States District Court Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Lee to 120 months’ imprisonment, which is the maximum sentence permitted by law for the offense.   When Lee is released from imprisonment, he will serve three years of supervised release, during which he will undergo drug and alcohol abuse treatment.  Lee was also ordered to pay $100 in mandatory special assessments, but no fine was imposed. 

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

Updated August 1, 2018