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

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Jackson, Alabama Resident, Former Burglar, Sentenced to Two Years for Possessing a Firearm

 United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Senior Judge William H. Steele sentenced Avery Varkese Nash on August 2, 2018 to a term of 24 months in federal prison.

 Nash, who had previously been convicted of Burglary in 2014, was a passenger in a vehicle on October 24, 2017, in Thomasville, Alabama, when Thomasville police stopped the vehicle for not having the required license plate.  Neither the driver nor Nash could produce identification.  The driver of the vehicle allowed police to search the trunk.  It was then that Nash informed the officers that he had a pistol and a loaded magazine in the trunk.  Police recovered the firearm and determined it was reported stolen.

 Nash pled guilty on April 12, 2018 to the offense of felon in possession of a firearm. 

 The Thomasville Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mobile Field office investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Baugh prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Firearms Offenses
Updated August 10, 2018