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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Gulfport Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm with Obliterated Serial Number


Gulfport, Miss – Fabeon Ah’Keem Minor, 18, of Gulfport, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number, announced U. S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Minor faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and 3 years of supervised release. Sentencing is set for August 16, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden in Gulfport.

The case arose during a Gulfport Police Department murder investigation when police searched a home where Minor was living. Officers found the gun with the obliterated serial number in Minor’s bedroom.

The Gulfport Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated May 10, 2018