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Brandon Man Sentenced to 12 Months and a Day in Prison Under Project EJECT for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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

Jackson, Miss. – Ryan Storm Irwin, 26, of Brandon, was sentenced today by U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves to 12 months and a day in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Kirk Thielhorn, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Irwin was also ordered to pay a $1,000.00 fine.

On February 18, 2018, special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives encountered Irwin alone in a vehicle in Jackson. As a result of a consent search, a shotgun was found in the vehicle.  Irwin has a prior felony conviction for grand larceny.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn Murray.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Justice Expel Crime Together." PSN is bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated August 20, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods