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Brookhaven man gets 5 years for firearm charge

A Brookhaven man was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said.

Alfred Henderson, 28, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and was  ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

According to Hurst, a confidential informant purchased a .44 caliber rifle from Henderson, a previously convicted felon, on parole in 2017. Henderson was previously convicted in Lincoln County for sale of controlled substances, burglary of a dwelling and conspiracy to commit burglary.

He was indicted in 2018 on the firearms charge and pleaded guilty in January.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Candace Gregory Mayberry.