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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty under Project EJECT to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

 

Jackson, Miss. – Shane Christopher Williams, 25, of Jackson, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves to 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.

On August 12, 2016, the Jackson Police Department stopped a vehicle on Capitol Street near Longino Street for making an illegal U-turn. Williams was the front seat passenger. The officer observed Williams looking back and reaching into the back seat prior to the car stopping. The officer had to give both the driver and Williams commands over the loud speaker to place their hands on the dashboard of the car before the officer could approach. A Hi-Point .380 caliber pistol was recovered from under the front passenger’s seat where Williams had been sitting.

Judge Reeves will sentence Williams on August 19, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. Williams faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda R. Haynes.

Updated June 20, 2018