Two Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Two Montgomery Men Sentenced for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Montgomery, AL (STL.News) Two convicted felons from Montgomery were sentenced to federal prison for possession of firearms, announced Acting United States Attorney Sandra J. Stewart.

On December 9, 2021, Darious Jamal Jackson, 25, was sentenced to 21 months in prison, and on November 19, 2021, Aaron Taki Gage, 21, was sentenced to 46 months in prison.  Once their prison sentences are completed, both Jackson and Gage will serve three years of supervised release.  There is no parole in the federal system.

According to court records and evidence presented in court, Gage broke into a vehicle outside a home in Prattville during the early morning hours of May 15, 2019.  The homeowner confronted him, and Gage shot at the homeowner three times before fleeing in a Ford Focus.  The Prattville Police Department identified the Ford Focus and its tag number using surveillance footage and asked local law enforcement to be on the lookout for the vehicle.

On May 17, 2019, officers with the Montgomery Police Department saw a Ford Focus with matching tag numbers linked to the Prattville shooting and performed an investigative stop in Montgomery.  Jackson was the driver and Gage was the front seat passenger.  During the stop, Jackson admitted to having a handgun under the driver’s seat, and Gage stated he had a firearm on his person.

Both Jackson and Gage are convicted felons and are prohibited from possessing firearms.  There was no evidence presented that connected Jackson to the Prattville shooting.  However, related state charges were brought against Gage; he pleaded guilty in Autauga County Court and was previously sentenced for those charges.

This case was investigated by the Prattville Police Department, the Montgomery Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  Assistant United States Attorney Megan A. Kirkpatrick prosecuted the case.