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Press Release

Prichard Man Who Fired on Police is Sentenced to 97 Months

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces the guilty plea and sentence of defendant Kevin V. Lucy for unlawfully possessing a firearm.  Lucy pled guilty to being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm in Federal Court on July 23, 2018, before Senior Judge Callie V.S. Granade.  On November 7, 2018, Senior Judge Granade sentenced the defendant to 97 months.

According to the Prichard Police Department’s offense report and the facts he admitted at his guilty plea, during the early morning hours of December 30, 2017, Kevin Lucy (24), of Prichard, Alabama opened fire on two Prichard police officers who were attempting to stop his vehicle for driving erratically.   The officers believed that Lucy was possibly intoxicated and initiated a traffic stop to investigate.  Lucy, however, fled at high speed, ignoring stop signs and traffic lights in a residential neighborhood.  Lucy’s vehicle finally came to a stop in a residential back yard.  When Prichard police officers approached the vehicle, Lucy exited and started shooting at the officers.  The officers immediately took cover for their safety and returned fire.  Once the shooting stopped, the officers again approached Lucy’s vehicle and found him on the ground, uninjured, crying and apologizing.  
The officers recovered two pistols near Lucy, one on the ground and another on the driver’s seat.  Officers also recovered a pill bottle and a baggy of marijuana between the driver’s seat and the center console of the vehicle. 

During later questioning, Lucy admitted he had smoked synthetic marijuana, sometimes referred to as “spice”, prior to coming into contact with police and admitted he possessed the firearms that he used to fire upon the police.

Lucy has a history of violence, evidenced by his conviction for robbery in 2014, which resulted in the death of another.  State charges arising out of the same incident are still pending.

The Prichard Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mobile Field Office investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Baugh prosecuted for the United States.

Updated November 9, 2018