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Jackson Man Sentenced to Over 7 Years in Prison for Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon

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

Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced today to 87 months in federal prison for possession of firearms by a convicted felon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to court records, Jarvis Demarcus Harper, 27, of Jackson, admitted to ATF agents that he had possessed multiple firearms recovered from his residence in Jackson.  Harper has a previous state court felony conviction for shooting into an occupied dwelling.

Harper pled guilty on June 10, 2021 to possession of firearms by a convicted felon.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lynn Murray prosecuted the case.

This case was prosecuted as part of the federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program.  The centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s crime reduction efforts, PSN is an evidence-based program proven effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together and develop comprehensive solutions. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.


Updated November 3, 2021

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