Dallas County resident sentenced to prison for firearm possession

Published 6:30 am Friday, August 2, 2019

A Dallas County man received a 57-month prison sentence for possession of a firearm this week in federal court.

U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore announced Thursday that Anthony Brown, 35, was sentenced to 57 months of incarceration for possession of a Glock .45 caliber pistol.

Brown entered a guilty plea in open court on April 16 to a violation of the statute prohibiting a person convicted of a felony to possess a firearm.  The Selma Police Department officers responded to Vaughn Regional Medical Center on Dec. 2, 2018 in reference to a gunshot victim.

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When the SPD arrived on the scene, they learned that two gunshot victims were in the emergency room being treated. Both victims had gunshot wounds in their lower back area. The two victims told the SPD officer they were passengers in a Chevrolet Impala being driven by Brown traveling east on Highway 80 when bullets pierced the exterior of the vehicle and hit each of them.

The victims told SPD they did not know who shot them or why they were being targeted. Brown owned the Impala he was driving at the time of the shootings.

SPD officers investigated Brown’s Impala. Officers were looking for bullet holes and spent bullet casings. They observed several bullet holes that were from different caliber firearms and could see blood inside the vehicle.  An inspection of the Impala revealed a loaded Glock GMBH, model 21, .45 caliber pistol in the trunk of the Impala. The Glock was seized.

At the time of the arrest, Brown had two prior arrests. He was convicted of two felonies, first-degree assault on April 5, 2013. Brown was also charged with manslaughter on Dec. 5, 2005.  Both convictions occurred in the Dallas County Circuit Court. Brown greed to forfeit any and all interest in the Glock seized from his vehicle.

The SPD and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case and brought it to the U. S. Attorney’s Office for prosecution.