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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gautier Man Sentenced To 48 Months In Prison For Firearms Theft Conspiracy

Gulfport, Miss –Aubrey Knox, 35, of Gautier, was sentenced today to 48 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release in a case involving the theft of 46 firearms, including machine guns, from a federal firearms licensee, U. S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today. He was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

Knox entered a guilty plea on September 24, 2014, to conspiracy to commit crimes against the United States for his role in purchasing six of the stolen firearms.

This case was investigated by the Moss Point Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated January 12, 2015