From The Tribune Staff Reports
BIRMINGHAM — U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and FBI Special Agent in Charge Johnnie Sharp, Jr. announced a federal judge sentenced a convicted felon for illegally possessing a firearm on Friday, September 24.
U.S. District Court Judge Corey L. Maze sentenced Jack David “Jackie” Stovall, II, 73, of Anniston, to 36 months in prison followed by 36 months supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Additionally, a fine of $40,000.00 was also imposed. Stovall pleaded guilty to the charge in July.
“The Anniston area is a focus of our ongoing efforts to reduce violent crime, and especially gun crimes, in this district,” U.S. Attorney Escalona said. “We are grateful for the work of the Anniston Police Department and FBI on this important case.”
“Today’s sentence is the culmination of a great law enforcement cooperative effort to bring Stovall to justice,” SAC Sharp said. “I want to thank the Anniston Police Department, my agents, and all of our partners for their tireless work in this case.”
According to the plea agreement, on April 9, 2021, Stovall unlawfully possessed a Mossberg Model 715P .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle, a North American Arms .22 caliber magnum revolver, and approximately 500 rounds of ammunition. Stovall is prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions. In December 1997, he pleaded guilty to attempted murder for hire and unlawful possession of a firearm in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.
FBI investigated the case along with the Anniston Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kristen Osborne and Kristy Peoples prosecuted the case.