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Jackson Man Sentenced Under Project EJECT to 18 Months in Prison for Possession of a Stolen Firearm

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

Jackson, Miss. – Jeremy Shedd, 32, of Jackson, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III, to 18 months in federal prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for possessing a stolen firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Christopher Freeze, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Mississippi.  Shedd was also ordered to pay a $1,500.00 fine.

On March 9, 2018, FBI received information from a confidential source that Shedd traded firearms for narcotics out of his residence, noting that the source saw Shedd in possession of narcotics and multiple firearms, some believed to be stolen.    Later that day, FBI agents obtained and executed a search warrant at Shedd’s residence.  During the search, agents found approximately 16 firearms.  Shedd ultimately admitted to knowing that one of the firearms was stolen. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Chris Wansley.

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 April 26, 2019

Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods