Mobile County Man Receives 21 Month Sentence for Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction
The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Tarell Lamar Taylor, a 29 year old, resident of Prichard, Alabama was sentenced to 21 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm after being convicted of two felonies, namely, Burglary Third Degree and Receiving Stolen Property.
On March 22, 2017, Taylor was behind the wheel of a stalled vehicle at an intersection in Mobile County, Alabama. Troopers responded to the scene and as they approached the vehicle, they smelled marijuana. Troopers asked Taylor to tell them what he had in a bag at his feet because they could see live rounds of federal brand 9mm ammunition at his feet. Taylor complied and the troopers seized pellets and a pellet gun from the bag along with an assortment of illegal drugs. Taylor was then read his Miranda rights. After being advised of his rights, Taylor admitted to having an Omega, .22 caliber revolver secreted in the pocket behind his seat. Taylor pled guilty on October 17, 2017.
The Alabama State Troopers along with FBI agents investigated the case and presented it to the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case was Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.