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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Flowood Man Sentenced for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

 

Jackson, Miss. - Micah Daniel McCree, 19, of Flowood, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III, to 24 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On July 25, 2017, while seeking to arrest McCree on an outstanding warrant for armed robbery out of Lee County, Mississippi, members of the U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force encountered McCree at the New Way Halfway House in Jackson, Mississippi, sleeping on a bed. McCree was taken out of the bed and asked to verify his identity. After verifying his identity, McCree informed officers that there was a pistol under the mattress. Officers located a 9mm caliber pistol between the mattress and box spring of the bed where McCree had been sleeping. The pistol was loaded with ammunition in the magazine and a round in the chamber. Marshals also found a plastic bag with several loose rounds of 9mm ammunition alongside the pistol.

McCree was previously convicted in the Circuit Court of Rankin County for of Receiving Stolen Property and Burglary of a Commercial Building. He was sentenced to five years imprisonment with three years suspended for the felony offense of Receiving Stolen Property; and to seven years imprisonment with five years suspended and five years supervised probation for the felony offense of Burglary of a Commercial Building. McCree was on probation for this offense at the time of his arrest.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Keesha D. Middleton.

Updated May 23, 2018