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Flowood Man Sentenced under Project EJECT to Over 5 Years in Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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

Jackson, Miss. – Trent Deundra Crump, 28, of Flowood, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan, III to 65 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Kirk Thielhorn, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Crump was also ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine.

On April 4, 2017, officers with the Pearl Police Department responded to an accident on the eastbound ramp of the I-20 exit to Highway 49 North.  As a result of a consent search, a semi-automatic pistol was found in Crump’s vehicle.  Crump has a prior felony conviction for attempted illegal drug sales.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn Murray.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Justice Expel Crime Together." PSN is bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated August 2, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods