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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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

Jackson, Miss. – Hendricus Tyronyae Parker, 38, of Jackson, pled guilty Friday before U.S. Chief District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst, Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On June 22, 2018, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force executed a warrant for the arrest of Hendricus Parker at an apartment in Jackson. While inside the apartment, law enforcement discovered Hendricus Parker, a convicted felon, possessed three loaded firearms. Parker admitted all three weapons belonged to him. Parker has three prior felony convictions out of Madison County for drug-related offenses.

Parker will be sentenced on December 7, 2018, by Judge Jordan, and faces a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kimberly Purdie.

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime in Jackson through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Jackson Expel Crime Together." PSN is a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated September 11, 2018