Loxley man sentenced in federal court for firearms theft


MOBILE, Alabama — A Loxley man was sentenced Jan. 9 in federal court for his involvement in the burglary of a federally licensed firearms dealer in Foley.

According to a release issued Monday by U.S. Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama, Dorian Trayvon Richardson, 19, of Loxley, was sentenced Jan. 9 by U.S. District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer after pleading guilty to federal charges of stealing firearms from the inventory of a federally licensed firearms dealer and possession of stolen firearms in July of 2019.

According to court documents, Richardson and others broke into a store and stole numerous guns. The investigation that followed resulted in his identification and Richardson assisted federal investigators in recovering the stolen guns.

Richardson was sentenced to 11 months on each count and order that the sentences run concurrently. Moorer ordered that Richardson will serve a term of three years under supervised release when his is discharged from prison.

The judge ordered that Richardson will pay a special assessment of $200, but the judge did not impose a fine. Richardson was ordered to pay $2,500 in restitution to the business owner.

The case was investigated by the Foley Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted in the U.S. Attorney’s Office by Assistant U.S. Attorney Gloria Bedwell.