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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Monroeville Man Sentenced on Charges of Illegal Weapons Possession

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Justin Parker of Monroeville, Alabama was sentenced today after earlier pleading guilty to a violation of 18 USC Section 922(g), Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, in two separate cases.

White was sentenced to serve 71 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release in each case concurrently.

According to the facts Parker admitted in his guilty plea, this case arose when the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office arrested Parker for shooting a man on September 3, 2017.  After learning that Parker had been convicted of unlawful distribution of narcotics in 2011 and was prohibited from possessing a firearm, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was asked to assist in investigating a federal case.

In the interim, Parker was released on bond on the state charges.  On September 28, 2017, Officers of the Monroeville Police Department executed a narcotics search warrant on a residence and found Parker present at the home and in possession of another firearm. 

Chief United States District Judge Kristi Dubose determined that because of the need to protect the community and the defendant’s disrespect for the law, a sentence at the high end of the federal sentencing guidelines, or 71 months imprisonment, was required. 

 This case was investigated by the Monroeville Police Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This case was prosecuted by AUSA Maria E. Murphy.

Updated May 8, 2018