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Minneapolis Felon Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis man was sentenced today to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possessing a stolen firearm, announced United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger. 

According to court documents, on August 27, 2021, Michael James Jackson, 39, was speeding through red lights in a vehicle with his girlfriend in North Minneapolis when officers with the Minneapolis Police Department spotted and pursued the speeding vehicle. Jackson abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot while his girlfriend remained in the front passenger seat on the side of the road. Jackson fired 15 shots into the air from a stolen Smith & Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol approximately 50 yards from the stopped vehicle and the responding officers.

Prior to August 27, 2021, Jackson had been convicted of several felonies, including terroristic threats, aggravated robbery, and assault.

On July 8, 2022, Jackson pleaded guilty before Senior Judge Michael J. Davis to one count of possession of a stolen firearm.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by the Minneapolis Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Chelsea A. Walcker prosecuted the case.

Updated November 8, 2022

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