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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Gulfport Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearms

Jackson, Miss. – A Gulfport man was sentenced to 120 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of three firearms, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.

Albert Proctor, 43, was arrested in Jackson on January 17, 2020, for illegally possessing three firearms.  Proctor has previous felony convictions for grand larceny, drug possession and manslaughter. He pled guilty on May 6, 2021.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated October 14, 2021