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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

United States Attorney's Office Secures 10 Year Statutory Maximum Sentence for Felon in Possession of a Firearm, While in the Presence of an Infant Child and Cocaine

United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announces that United States District Court Senior Judge Callie V. S. Granade sentenced Harlan Bradley, Jr. on August 1, 2018 to the maximum sentence allowed, 10 years in prison, for his possession of 4 firearms.

According to the evidence at trial, On May 17, 2017, members of the Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team executed a search warrant on the residence of Bradley. Officers found Bradley in the living room on the sofa with an infant child.  Also on the sofa was a bag of cocaine. During the interview, Bradley admitted that he occasionally sold drugs to “…make some extra money to buy weed and chill.”

Throughout the house, officers recovered four firearms- two hand guns and two rifles- one being an AK-47 assault weapon.  Bradley, a prior convicted felon, was prohibited by law from possessing firearms and admitted to the officers that he had the weapons for his protection.

A jury found Bradley guilty on April 11, 2018.  Harlan Bradley had a criminal history that included felony convictions of Assault, Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling or Vehicle and being a Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm.
 
ATF Special Agent in Charge Marcus Watson remarked, “The efforts of ATF’s Crime Gun Intelligence leveraged investigative resources and community partnerships that resulted in this sentencing.” 

The Mobile County Street Enforcement Narcotics Team, Prichard Police Department, Mobile Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Mobile Field office investigated this case.  Assistant United States Attorney Christopher Baugh prosecuted the case for the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Alabama.

Updated August 10, 2018