Foley man sentenced in firearm case


MOBILE — A Foley man was sentenced in federal court Monday, Nov. 1 for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to a release issued by U.S. Attorney Sean P. Costello with the U.S. District Attorney’s Office Southern District of Alabama, U.S. District Court Judge Terry F. Moorer sentenced Remonto Maurice Johnson, 35, of Foley, to 60 months in prison.

In addition, after his release from prison, Johnson has been ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release, undergo testing and treatment for substance abuse. Moorer also ordered Johnson to pay $100 in special assessments.

Johnson was arrested by Foley police on Dec. 22, 2020 on domestic violence charges. As part of his guilty plea, Johnson admitted to being in possession of a Glock .40-caliber pistol that was recovered the previous day from a driveway on South Pecan Street by Foley police while investigating a shooting in the area.

Johnson admitted to dropping the pistol while fleeing the area during the shooting. He claimed that two individuals shot at him, allegedly in retaliation for a prior domestic violence incident.

At the time of his arrest, Johnson had been convicted of multiple felonies, including assault and drug offenses. Officials said he admitted that he knew he was prohibited from possessing firearms as part of his guilty plea.

Johnson has several bookings on the Baldwin County Corrections Facility website dating back to 2004.

According to the release, the case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Foley Police Department and prosecuted by assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller.