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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 2, 2015

Federal Jury Convicts Covington Man For Illegal Possession Of Firearm And Ammunition

 

Memphis, TN – A Covington man was found guilty today for being a felon in possession of a .40 caliber Ruger and 50 rounds of ammunition.

Albert Dajaun White, 37, of Covington, TN, was convicted this morning by a federal jury on one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and one count of being a felon in possession of ammunition.

The evidence presented during a three-day trial showed that on October 7, 2013, investigators with the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at White’s residence. During the search, the officers recovered a .40 caliber Ruger, 50 rounds of ammunition, a pound of marijuana, 23 pit bulls and $32,240 dollars. The officers also recovered a $100 bill that was used in an undercover drug purchase two days prior to the search. White was arrested and indicted by a federal grand jury on January 30, 2014.

"The jury’s verdict underscores our commitment to work with our law enforcement partners in combating violent crime in Western Tennessee," said United States Attorney Edward Stanton III. "We will continue to utilize every available resource to make our communities a safer place to live."

"This is yet another example of the continued partnership between my office and the United States Attorney’s Office fight to combat gun and drug crimes in the Western District of Tennessee," said District Attorney General Mike Dunavant.

As a result of today’s guilty verdict, White faces a sentence of up to 10 years in federal prison. White is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge John T. Fowlkes on July 9, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Attorney General’s Office for the 25th Judicial District. The government’s case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Sam Stringfellow and Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel French.

Updated April 20, 2015