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Convicted Felon Sentenced For Possession Of A Firearm

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

Jackson, Miss – Ahmad Williams, 29, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to serve 97 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced. Williams was also ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine.

On April 25, 2011, Jackson Police Department (“JPD”) officers tried to arrest Ahmad Williams on an outstanding capital murder warrant. When they exited their vehicle to make the arrest, Williams fired two shots at them with a .45 caliber pistol, one of which struck and injured a JPD officer. Williams was arrested, and a review of his criminal history revealed that he had been previously convicted of multiple felonies.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst..


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