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

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon

Jackson, Miss – Roderick Sutton, 29, of Jackson, pled guilty in U.S. District Court today to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

On April 6, 2011, Sutton was driving a vehicle that was pulled over by Jackson Police Officers for a traffic violation. The officers questioned Sutton who told them there was a gun in the vehicle and that he was a convicted felon. The officers found the gun, and Sutton was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sutton had been previously convicted of multiple drug offenses.

Sutton will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on November 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Jackson Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst is prosecuting the case.


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