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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Biloxi Felon Sentenced to Over 9 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm

 

Gulfport, Miss – Charles Nevotney Bolton, 33, of Biloxi, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 110 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. He was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

On March 13, 2017, Bolton sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant. Afterwards, on March 14, 2017, officers with the Biloxi Police Department obtained a search warrant for his home where they found marijuana, methamphetamine, and a handgun. Bolton has multiple felony convictions dating back to 2005.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Biloxi Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated July 18, 2018