Convicted Felon Charged with Illegal Firearms Possession

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A federal grand jury yesterday indicted a Vestavia man for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Mickey French.

A two-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges Demarcus Marshall, 27, of Vestavia, with two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. 

According to the indictment, Marshall is prohibited from having a firearm because of prior felony convictions.  Marshall is accused of unlawfully possessing a Taurus 9mm pistol on September 9, 2020 and a Taurus .40 caliber pistol and Springfield 9mm pistol on September 30, 2020.

Marshall faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000.

ATF investigated the case along with the Birmingham Police Department and Homewood Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristy Peoples is prosecuting the case.

An indictment contains only charges.  A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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