Adamsville convicted felon sentenced to 15 years for illegally possessing pistol
Adamsville resident Bobby Earl Oliver, 33, has been sentenced to 180 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney announced the sentence Wednesday.
The Justice Department said that according to information presented in court, on Sept. 26, 2019, a Selmer police officer conducted a traffic stop on Oliver’s vehicle for speeding. During the course of the traffic stop, Oliver admitted to having a pistol beside the driver’s seat. While searching the vehicle, law enforcement found a Jennings .380 caliber pistol beside the driver’s seat.
Oliver is a convicted felon, having been previously convicted of three counts of burglary in October 2008 and possession of meth with the intent to deliver in April 2018 in Hardin County. Oliver was also convicted of delivery of meth in McNairy County in January 2020, a news release states.
As a result of his felony convictions, Oliver is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms or ammunition, and was determined to be an armed career criminal under the federal sentencing guidelines and subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of 180 months.
On Jan. 26, Chief U.S. District Judge S. Thomas Anderson sentenced Oliver to 15 years federal prison and three years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.
The Selmer Police Department, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated this case.