5-time convicted Ga. felon pleads guilty to having a gun in his wallet

A convicted felon in Macon pleaded guilty to having a handgun.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Georgia said Johnny Carl Sanedfur, Jr. pleaded guilty to one count of possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and one count of possession of an unregistered firearm.

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According to court documents, Sandefur was first arrested in November 2022.

The Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to issue a warrant for the arrest of a person wanted for aggravated assault of a peace officer on November 3, 2022, on Skipperton Road in Macon.

Sandefur and the person Macon authorities were trying to arrest were arrested, in possession of a Derringer .22 magnum wallet pistol, two knives and methamphetamine.

Sandefur had active warrants for his arrest in Bibb and Houston counties at the time of the incident, in addition to multiple felony convictions of aggravated assault, aggravated criminal harassment, possession of a weapon shooting by a convicted felon, terrorist threats and robbery by receipt.


The wallet gun was also unregistered, which is required by federal law. Additionally, it is illegal for convicted felons to own firearms.

“Violent felons caught in possession of a firearm, especially highly concealable weapons like a pocket gun, will be held accountable,” U.S. Attorney Peter D. Leary said. “Together with our law enforcement partners, we are working to bring repeat violent offenders to justice.”

Sandefur pleaded guilty on June 8, with sentencing due on September 6. He will not be eligible for parole, according to the USAO.

Sandefur faces a maximum sentence of 15 years, with three more of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

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