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Jackson Man Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

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

Jackson, MS – A Jackson man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on October 5, 2023, Mikel D. Williamson, 27, was found to be in possession of a firearm by the Jackson Police Department while in his automobile on County Line Road and at the perimeter to the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters in Jackson. Williamson has a previous felony conviction for armed carjacking, and federal law prohibits a convicted felon from possessing a firearm. 

On October 6, 2023, the FBI secured a federal complaint against Williamson for his arrest and Williamson was brought into federal custody from state custody. On October 11, 2023, a federal grand jury indicted him for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.  He pled guilty on February 15, 2024.  

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Robert Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen prosecuted 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 May 22, 2024

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Firearms Offenses