Step-father of Blossomwood student faces federal charges

Letroy Cole Jr. was arrested on the federal charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He is the step-father of the second-grade Blossomwood Elementary student who was accidentally shot in the hand after bringing Cole's gun to school to show to a friend.

Posted: Oct. 1, 2018 2:38 PM
Updated: Oct. 1, 2018 10:44 PM

Federal agents arrested Letroy Cole Jr. today in Birmingham on the federal charge of possessing a firearm as a convicted felon. He is the step-father of the second-grade Blossomwood Elementary student who brought Cole's gun to school to show to a friend.

Huntsville Police say, after his arrest, Cole was taken to the Federal Courthouse in Huntsville where he was arraigned and that he is looking at a sentence of 60 months not to exceed 120 months in Federal Prison.

Cole said he found the gun behind his apartment approximately a year and a half ago and that he knew, as a convicted felon, he was not supposed to have it. Authorities discovered that the hand gun was stolen after running a check on it that said it had been reported as theft on March 22, 2017 during a B&E Auto criminal case in Huntsville. His criminal background revealed four prior felony convictions.

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