MOBILE — A Robertsdale man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 30 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. According to a release issued Thursday by …
MOBILE — A Robertsdale man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 30 months in prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.
According to a release issued Thursday by the U.S. Attorney’s Office Southern District of Alabama, Joshua John Soudelier, 42, was arrested Dec. 15, 2020, during a traffic stop by Foley police for not having a court-ordered ignition interlock device installed on his car.
While he was being taken into custody, Soudelier admitted to having a loaded Taurus 9 mm pistol, which officers found wedged between the driver’s seat and center console of the car. Having been previously convicted of felony assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles, possession of the pistol was illegal under federal law.
Following his release from prison, Soudelier was ordered to undergo drug testing and treatment for a period of three months and was ordered to pay $100 in special assessments.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Foley Police Department investigated the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Justin Roller prosecuted the case on behalf of the United States. He was sentenced in federal court by U.S. District Judge Terry F. Moorer.