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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

ByramMan Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Gun

Jackson, Miss. –  Christopher Brian Birdsong, 39, of Byram, pled guilty yesterday before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Michelle A. Sutphin, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

On December 5, 2017, Birdsong was caught shoplifting from Wal-Mart in Byram. When officers attempted to approach him, he fled. Once he was apprehended, he was found to be in possession of a Taurus .38 caliber revolver. Birdsong was also charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest. He was previously convicted of Felony DUI in Rankin County.

Birdsong will be sentenced by Judge Jordan on October 25, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Byram Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly T. Purdie.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated July 24, 2019