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

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

Jackson, Miss. – Ryan Storm Irwin, 26, of Jackson, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On February 18, 2018, agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were conducting a follow-up investigation on Ryan Storm Irwin who had been a passenger in a stolen vehicle stopped by the Jackson Police Department on January 24, 2018.  They went to a residence in Jackson where they encountered Irwin sitting alone in the driver’s position in a vehicle.  A Savage, Model 940A, 16-gauge shotgun with no serial number was wedged between the driver’s seat and the console.  Irwin has a previous conviction for grand larceny in Rankin County and it is illegal for him to possess a firearm. 

Irwin will be sentenced by Judge Reeves on August 20, 2019 at 9:00 a.m.  He 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. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Lynn Murray.

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 through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Justice Expel Crime Together." PSN is bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former 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.

Updated May 23, 2019

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