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Selma Man With Prior Assault Conviction Sentenced in Firearms Case

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

MOBILE, AL – A Selma man was sentenced today to one year and one day in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, Roderick James McGuire, 41, was arrested during a traffic stop by Dallas County sheriff’s deputies in January 2019 in possession of a loaded Hi-Point 9mm pistol and marijuana. McGuire admitted to deputies that he had a gun and marijuana in the car he was driving. At the time of his arrest, McGuire knew that he had previously been convicted in 2013 for first degree assault after he shot a victim in the arm. McGuire was on state probation for that offense at the time he possessed the gun and marijuana in this case. Under federal law, McGuire is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition as a result of his felony conviction.

United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose ordered McGuire to serve a three-year term of supervised release upon his release from prison, during which time he will undergo drug testing and treatment. The court did not impose a fine, but Judge DuBose ordered McGuire to pay $100 in special assessments.

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 Dallas County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States.

Updated January 14, 2022