Man will serve time for selling firearm

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Staff Report

A Dallas County man will spend some time in a federal prison for selling a gun stolen during a 2005 house burglary.

Charles Parker of Dallas County was sentenced to 24 months in prison Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Mobile. Parker will receive credit for time served. He will serve three years supervised release and will pay no fine.

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Parker pleaded guilty last December to receiving and attempting to barter, sell or dispose of a stolen firearm.

Court records show that Parker pleaded guilty to the April 4, 2005 burglary of a residence on County Road 439 in Selma with two other individuals.

Among the items stolen were DVD players, video games, jewelry and seven weapons.

The day after the burglary, Selma police interviewed an informant who told them who broke into the residence and that one of the individuals tried to sell him a weapon.

Court records also show that in a couple of weeks, Juanita Nettles, a co-defendant of Parker’s, identified him as one of the three taking items from the house.

Nettles told officers she watched the three divide the merchandise.

Nettles told officers she was present when Parker sold one of the weapons for $50.