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

Friday, June 3, 2016

Six Time Convicted Felon From Selma Receives Mandatory 15-Year Sentence For Being An Armed Career Criminal

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Judge Kristi K. DuBose sentenced Maurice Odell Brown, age 38, of Selma, Alabama, a six-time convicted felon, to serve the statutory mandatory sentence of 15 years in prison followed by 5 years of supervised release for being an armed career criminal. In addition, Brown was sentenced to 8 months, to be served consecutively to the 15 year sentence, for violating his federal supervised release term; for a total sentence of 188 months. In February 2016, Brown was convicted by a jury of being a felon in possession of a firearm. The 15-year sentence was due to Brown’s extensive criminal history which included: three State of Alabama convictions for two burglaries and an aggravated assault, a federal conviction in Louisiana for being an accessory after the fact (in connection with a kidnapping and carjacking), and two separate federal convictions in this district for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives in Mobile, Alabama, the 4th Judicial Task Force of the Selma District Attorney’s Office, and the Alabama Attorney General’s Office. The case was prosecuted by Donna B. Dobbins and Lawrence J. Bullard, Assistant United States Attorneys with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated June 20, 2016