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

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Mobile County Sentenced to 37 Months for Possession of a Firearm After Conviction of Five Felonies

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Derick Thomas Cumbie, a 26 year old resident of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to 37 months of incarceration for possession of a firearm after being convicted of five felonies, namely, Theft of Property in 2018, Theft of Property in 2012, Burglary Third Degree in 2018, Receiving Stolen Property First Degree in 2018 and Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance in 2012.

On June 26, 2019, Cumbie entered a guilty plea pursuant to a plea agreement and admitted in open court that on February 3, 2019, Mobile County, AL deputies responded to a call for someone trespassing on property.  When they arrived at the address on Padgett Switch Road in Irvington, they saw Cumbie get out of a Gray Nissan truck and flee when he saw the deputies.  The deputies chased him and caught him.  Cumbie told the deputies he ran because he had outstanding warrants.  Deputies returned to the Nissan and saw, in plain view, on the front passenger seat a small quantity of methamphetamine (a field test confirmed it to be methamphetamine). The methamphetamine was seized.  Deputies also saw, in plain view, a Glock pistol protruding from a duffle bag on the front passenger seat. Deputies seized the Glock and found it to be loaded.  It is described as a Glock, model 17, 9mm pistol.  After waiving his Miranda rights, Cumbie told the deputies that the Glock was his and he described it for them.    Cumbie knew he was a convicted felon at the time he possessed the firearm.

Deputies of the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office along with special agents of the FBI 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, Gina S. Vann.

Updated September 26, 2019