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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Robert David Liles Sentenced Following Guilty Plea To A Federal Charge Of Possession Of Stolen Firearms

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that Robert David Liles of Elberta, Alabama, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment following a July 2016 guilty plea to a charge of possession of stolen firearms.      

On February 13, 2016, an Investigator with the Elberta Police Department went to Liles’ residence in an effort to locate stolen items from a recently burglarized residence.  The Investigator spoke to Liles about the stolen firearms, and Liles took the investigator inside the residence where he recovered four (4) rifles, two (2) shotguns, a pistol, along with a bag that contained ammunition and other firearm accessories, and a large damaged safe which had contained the firearms. 

During a subsequent interview with law enforcement Liles said he believed the firearms were stolen, but did not ask any details about where they came from.  Liles said he knew the individuals who brought the firearms to his residence were not supposed to have the firearms, and he was not supposed to have them either.

Possession of stolen firearms is a violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 922(j).  Liles’ term of imprisonment will be followed by a 3-year term of federal supervised release.        

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated November 3, 2016