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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 22, 2019

Mobile County, Alabama Man Receives Statutory Maximum 120 Month Sentence for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Felon)

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that on April 12, 2019, Kendarius Devan Lucious of Citronelle, Alabama was sentenced to 120 months imprisonment for Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person before Chief Judge Kristi DuBose. Lucious is a felon from prior convictions and is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Lucious was found to be in possession of two firearms. On January 23, 2019, Lucious pled guilty to the offense of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
 
On September 3, 2018, Citronelle Police Officers responded to call at an apartment complex stating that Lucious was armed and causing problems. Officers had been called to the apartment several times before but Lucious always eluded police. A relative of Lucious told police that Lucious had a shotgun and Lucious stated he was going to make police kill him. As police entered the apartment, they saw Lucious with a shotgun. Officers ordered Lucious several times to show his hands with no avail. As officers moved closer Lucious fired two 12 gauge shotgun rounds at the officers. The officers returned fire, striking Lucious. A revolver was found in Lucious’ pants pocket.
 
U.S. Attorney Richard Moore said: “This case demonstrates why convicted felons should not be allowed to possess a firearm. The defendant fired on law enforcement officers which we will not tolerate. If you shoot at a cop we will come after you with everything that we have. You do not shoot a cop. We intend to spread the word and convince criminals to think twice about harming those who put their lives on the line for all of us. You do not shoot a cop.”

Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigations along with officers of the Citronelle Police Office, Alabama office investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney=s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney, Michael D. Anderson.

Updated April 22, 2019