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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Gulfport Man Sentenced to Over Three Years in Prison for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Gulfport, Miss – Walter Bryant Williams, 29, of Gulfport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. to 41 months in federal prison followed by three 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. Williams was also ordered to pay a fine of $1500 fine.

On April 18, 2018, Williams, a previously convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm and narcotics during a traffic stop by Gulfport Police. Williams has prior felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance in Harrison County and felony attempted burglary in Jackson County.

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

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated April 24, 2019