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Mobile Man Sentenced to 77 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 77 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon.  

According to court documents, Randy Fisher Crandle, 26, was arrested by Mobile police on November 22, 2022 following a traffic stop where he was found to be in possession of a firearm. Crandle has multiple prior felony convictions, including convictions for robbery, arson, and assault. As a convicted felon, Crandle is prohibited from possessing a firearm. 

Crandle was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm and pled guilty to the charge.  United States District Court Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Crandle to 77 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 and Justin D. Kopf prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated June 25, 2024