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Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man pled guilty today to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Marcus Allen Brown, 44, was found with a firearm after Jackson Police responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment complex. Brown has multiple previous felony convictions for burglaries of homes and businesses.

Brown will be sentenced on July 8, 2024. Because of Brown’s prior felony convictions, he may be subject to the Armed Career Criminal Act, in which case he will face a minimum of 15 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made the announcement.

The case is being investigated by the ATF and the Jackson Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Updated March 19, 2024

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