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

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Convicted Felon Pleads Guilty to Unlawfully Possessing a Firearm


Jackson, Miss. – Darryl Jones, 36, of Jackson, pled guilty today, before Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Jones has an extensive criminal history, which includes convictions for several drug-related felony offenses.

Jones will be sentenced in Jackson by Chief Judge Daniel P. Jordan III on July 17, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison, followed by up to 3 years of supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Jackson Police Department. It is being prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in Jackson.

Updated April 19, 2018