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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Marengo County Man Receives 42 Month Sentence for Possession of Ammunition After Felony Conviction

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Gerald Johnson, a 25 year old, resident of Demopolis, Alabama was sentenced to 42 months of incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possession of ammunition after being convicted of Possession of a Controlled Substance, a felony, on July 16, 2012.

On October 25, 2017, a Demopolis Police officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle Johnson was driving for a traffic infraction. Johnson refused to stop and instead attempted to flee and avoid the stop. Johnson drove recklessly through the city for a few minutes then stopped the vehicle jumped out and fled into a nearby house. The officer followed Johnson into the house and apprehended him. Johnson was searched incident to arrest and ammunition was seized from his pocket. Johnson pled guilty on January 25, 2018.

The Demopolis, Alabama Police Department investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutors assigned to the case were Assistant United States Attorneys Gina S. Vann and Lawrence Bullard.

Updated May 1, 2018