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Reginald Shannon Irby Sentenced Following Guilty Plea to a Federal Firearm Charge

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

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Reginald Shannon Irby of Mobile, Alabama was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment.  Irby’s sentencing followed entry of a May 2018 guilty plea to a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm.  Chief United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed the sentence after hearing from his attorney that Irby was a drug user that needs help.  Judge Dubose noted that the twenty-six year old Irby needs to decide if he wants to be in and out of prison for the rest of his life.  Judge Dubose also recognized Irby’s family support in the courtroom and told Irby that he could turn things around.  The Judge imposed the federal term of imprisonment to run concurrently from the date of sentencing, with a state revocation sentence Irby is currently serving for two prior armed burglary convictions from 2013.  Irby’s guilty plea included his admission that on January 3, 2018, he was in knowing possession of a loaded .32 caliber revolver. 

Possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, in this instance a convicted felon, is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(g)(1).  Irby’s term of imprisonment will be followed by a three (3) year term of supervised release.

This case arose from a referral by the Mobile Police Department to the Mobile Field Office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives who completed the investigation.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated September 28, 2018