From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM – The man charged with capital murder in the death of Kimberly Police officer Nick O’Rear, was sentenced in an unrelated federal case.
A federal judge sentenced Preston Chyenne Johnson, 38, to 200 months in prison, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.
Johnson pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in January. Johnson, who was prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions, unlawfully possessed an Anderson AM-15 5.56mm rifle on October 31, 2019.
ATF investigated the case along with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency and several other local law enforcement agencies. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Becher, Sr. prosecuted the case.
Along with capital murder, Johnson is also charged with attempted murder and discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle, in connection to the February 2020 shooting death of O’Rear.