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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 22, 2018

Mobile County Man Receives 57 Month Sentence for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

The United States Attorney, Richard W. Moore, announces that Sam Nang Chhom, a 31 year old, resident of Irvington, Alabama was sentenced to 57 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a stolen firearm.
On June 24, 2013, a Glock, 9mm pistol, serial number xxxx85 was stolen from a vehicle in Mobile County, Alabama.
On June 4, 2017, Mobile County deputies responded to a location after it was reported that shots had been fired there. When they arrived, Chhom was changing the tire on a vehicle that belonged to another person on the scene.  The deputies were familiar with Chhom due to past arrests with weapons involved.  Deputies drew there service weapons and detained Chhom and the vehicle owner.  The vehicle owner then told the officers that Chhom was driving her vehicle and the driver’s side front tire came off so they stopped and Chhom was trying to fix it.  In plain view under the driver’s seat, was the stolen Glock pistol and it was loaded. 
 On June 7, 2017, Chhom gave a recorded statement saying that the Glock was his and that he bought it for $250.00 from someone named, “Haley” at the Pilot Truck Stop in Theodore, Alabama.  Chhom pled guilty on October 16, 2017.
Mobile County, Alabama Sheriff’s deputies along with special agents of the FBI 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.
 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated January 22, 2018