Mobile Man Sentenced to Ten Years in Prison for Possessing and Firing an Illegal Machinegun During New Year’s Eve Celebrations
Acting United States Attorney Steve Butler of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Roosevelt Jones, 52, of Selma, was sentenced today in federal court on charges involving his illegal possession of a firearm. Jones has three prior convictions for being a felon in possession of a firearm in federal court. Jones was serving concurrent terms of supervised release from his two most recent convictions of illegally possessing firearms when he was arrested on the event that resulted in the current prosecution. Jones was stopped by a state trooper in Dallas County when he attempted to avoid a driver’s license checkpoint. The trooper noticed that he had a gun on the back seat of his vehicle and determined that Jones had criminal history. Jones was indicted in February of 2017 on the charges in the current case, and he pled guilty to them in April of 2017.
United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed a sentence of 21 months imprisonment, to be followed by a three year term of supervised release. She also revoked his concurrent terms of supervised release on the old cases and ordered a six-month term of imprisonment, to run concurrently with the sentence in the current case. The judge did not impose a fine, but ordered that Jones pay $100 in special assessments.
The case was investigated by the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (Alabama State Troopers) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.