United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that James C. Hill, a 25 year old resident of Bay Minette, Alabama was sentenced to 12 months and one day after being convicted of possession of a firearm after conviction of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance.
According to a factual statement Hill signed in connection with his guilty plea, on May 21, 2018, Baldwin County deputies were investigating a complaint involving a domestic dispute. When deputies arrived on the scene, they saw Hill standing near a white vehicle and watched him bend down and drop a pistol on the ground. A citizen on the scene, told the deputies that Hill had the firearm in his pocket and as they approached he dropped it on the ground.
At that time, Hill had been convicted of a felony, Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance, on January 27, 2014, in the Circuit Court of Baldwin County, Alabama, case number CC-13-1196.
Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation along with officers of the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The prosecutor assigned to the case is Assistant United States Attorney, Gina S. Vann.