Milledgeville Felon Sentenced To 87 Months For Gun Possession
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Georgia
MACON: Charles E. Peeler, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, announces that Jatavious Griswald, age 27, of Milledgeville, Georgia, was sentenced to serve 87 months in prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Marc T. Treadwell on August 27, 2018.
On May 14, 2015, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Milledgeville and found Mr. Griswald standing by a car in the yard. Officers searched Mr. Griswald, finding marijuana and $941.00. In Mr. Griswald’s car, the police found a loaded Glock 22 pistol, a loaded Glock 26 pistol, 14.94 grams of cocaine, and a digital scale. Mr. Griswald was prohibited from possessing a gun due to prior convictions for possession of cocaine and aggravated assault.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.
“Felons with guns are headed to federal prison,” said United States Attorney Charles E. Peeler. “I commend the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their work in this case.”
The case was investigated by the Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office, Ocmulgee Drug Task Force, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and it was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Easterling.
Questions regarding this case should be addressed to Pamela Lightsey, Public Information Officer, at 478-621-2603 or email@example.com.
Updated September 5, 2018
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