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

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Jackson Man Sentenced to 115 Months in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

Jackson, Miss – Aaron Charles Harris, 30, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 115 months in federal prison for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony offense, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

On May 27, 2016, after a five-day trial in U.S. District Court, a federal jury convicted Harris of possessing a .45 caliber Glock pistol loaded with 13 rounds and a Kel-Tec 5.56 mm pistol loaded with a double magazine containing 71 rounds.

The crime took place on July 4, 2015 on Beaverbrook Road in Jackson. Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at the location after hearing gunshots in the area. Once agents arrived, they witnessed Harris throw a firearm. Upon further investigation, another firearm was located in a vehicle belonging to Harris. Harris had previously been convicted of a felony in Hinds County Circuit Court.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the City of Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by AUSA Shundral Cole and Deputy Criminal Division Chief Darren LaMarca.

Updated August 12, 2016