Convicted Felon, Brian Bernard Burton from Tuskegee Sentenced to 36 Months in Prison for Possessing an AK Pistol Loaded with Rifle Rounds
Montgomery, AL (STL.News) On Thursday, January 21, 2021, Brian Bernard Burton, a 36-year-old from Tuskegee, Alabama, was sentenced to 36 months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal firearms charge, announced United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr. Burton was also ordered to serve three years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence. There is no parole in the federal system.
According to court records and statements made in open court, in June of 2019, a Lee County deputy was on patrol and spotted a vehicle with an expired tag. After initiating a traffic stop, deputies quickly discovered that the driver, Brian Burton, had outstanding warrants for his arrest. When Burton was placed into custody, deputies inventoried the vehicle and found a black backpack behind the driver’s seat that contained a Century Arms AK pistol. A high-capacity magazine was attached to the firearm containing 20 rounds, with one round in the chamber. The rounds were 7.62x39mm caliber, also known as “rifle” rounds that are capable of piercing the soft body armor commonly worn by law enforcement.