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Lemongrass man sentenced to 4 years for buying stolen weapons


MOBILE, Alabama (WKRG) – A Citronella man has been sentenced to 48 months in prison and three years on probation for being a felon in possession of multiple guns.

Xavier Davell Shepard, 45, was convicted of four felonies before his last offense, including a 2013 conviction in United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama for being a criminal, according to court documents. in possession of a firearm. Federal law prohibits criminals from owning firearms or ammunition.

On February 12, 2020, a victim reported a burglary at his home in Citronelle. One or more people reportedly entered the house and stole 10 guns from a room in the back. The Citronella Police Department later recovered four of the 10 guns after Shepard pawned them at various pawn shops.

On March 8, 2020, a Citronelle Police Department detective questioned Shepard about the stolen firearms. Shepard told police he visited the victim’s home a few days before the break-in and had been doing odd jobs and washing cars in the house for some time. Shepard said three other people carried out the burglary and that he bought five Citronelle firearms from one of the burglars. Shepard told police he acquired the guns in the woods of Citronella, where the burglars had hidden the guns. Shepard admitted that he later pawned the guns for money.