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Convicted Felon Sentenced to Over Six Years in Prison for Possession of Stolen Firearms

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

Hattiesburg, Miss. – Ulric S. Crossland, 27, of Hattiesburg, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett to a term of 78 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possession of two stolen firearms, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Crossland was also ordered to pay a $10,000 fine. He pled guilty before Judge Starrett on May 14, 2018.

On July 17, 2017, in Lamar County, Mississippi, law enforcement officers conducted a search of Crossland’s apartment. In his apartment, officers found Crossland in possession of a Romarm/Cugir 7.62x39 mm caliber rifle (with a high capacity magazine), a Taurus 9mm pistol, and a Glock .40 caliber pistol. Both the Taurus and Glock pistols were stolen. On November 2, 2017, in Forrest County, Mississippi, law enforcement officers again found Crossland in possession of a Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol. Crossland was previously convicted of possessing a controlled substance while in possession of a firearm.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Southeast Mississippi Safe Streets Task Force, which consists of FBI agents and officers from the Mississippi State Auditor’s office, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and the Hattiesburg Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stan Harris.


Updated September 7, 2018

Firearms Offenses