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Mobile Man Sentenced to 120 Months in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Alabama

MOBILE, AL – A Mobile man was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.  

According to court documents, David Bailey, 40, was arrested by Mobile police on October 26, 2022 following the execution of a search warrant at his residence. During a search of the residence, a firearm was located on the couch in the front room, as well as powder cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, an ecstasy pill, and a bottle of promethazine syrup in various places throughout the residence. Bailey admitted to ownership of the firearm. 

Bailey was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and pled guilty to the charge.  United States District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer sentenced Bailey to 120 months in prison followed by a 3-year term of supervised release for illegally possessing the firearm.

U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello of the Southern District of Alabama made the announcement.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mobile Police Department investigated the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Terrill prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated April 19, 2024