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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 15, 2017

Hinds County Man Sentenced to 87 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Jackson, Miss – Michael Evans, 34, from Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 87 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze. Evans was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.

Evans pled guilty on June 9, 2017, to possessing a firearm at a time in which he was already a convicted felon. On March 29, 2017, an auto theft took place and Jackson Police Department officers were able to track the vehicle. They pursued the vehicle which ultimately crashed into another vehicle. Officers discovered a firearm on the defendant once they approached the wrecked vehicle.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin.

Updated September 21, 2017