On Dec. 3, Jareece Edward Blackmon of Enterprise was convicted by a jury on federal gun and drug charges along with a murder charge.
Acting U.S. Attorney Sandra Stewart announced the conviction. According to the the U.S. Department of Justice, Blackmon was found with a gun shot to the leg by Montgomery Police officers on June 15, 2017 after responding to reports of a shooting at a business. According to police, they also uncovered a stolen Ruger .380 gun in Blackmon’s car and a bag in the trunk containing ammunition with his own blood inside the bag and outside of the bag. As a convicted felon Blackmon was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
On Aug. 15, 2017, police say that Blackmon went to a house in Enterprise to purchase a large quantity of marijuana. A man that went inside the house with Blackmon was shot six times and died. Law enforcement executed an arrest warrant on Blackmon, 28, at his residence and found the gun that police say that was used in the murder with Blackmon’s DNA on it. More than 18 pounds of marijuana and other firearms were also uncovered.
A jury in federal court found Blackmon guilty of using and discharging a firearm to commit murder during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime, conspiracy to traffic marijuana, possession of a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking crime, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Blackmon is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison and in the coming months a federal district court judge will determine Blackmon’s sentence. According to the DOJ, the Enterprise Police Department, Montgomery Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences, Dothan Police Department, Level Plains Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted with the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kevin Davidson, Justin Jones and Greg Griffin Jr. prosecuted the case.