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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Jackson Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm as Prior Convicted Felon

Jackson, Miss. – Rodrecas Tims, 33, of Jackson, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 108 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a convicted 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 (ATF).  Tims was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

On November 1, 2018, Jackson Police officers approached Tims as he was walking away from his car in a Jackson parking lot after the officers smelled, and observed in plain view, marijuana rolled into a “cigar” in an ashtray.  Tims was found to have two pistols concealed in this waistband of his pants.  One of the pistols was stolen.  Tims was previously convicted of armed robbery in 2000 and again in 2005, and unlawfully possessing a firearm in 2005. 

On November 27, 2018, Tims was charged in a federal indictment with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  He pled guilty before Judge Wingate on February 14, 2019.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Bert Carraway.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Updated May 16, 2019