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Jackson Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon

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


Jackson, Miss. – Antoine Johnson, 26, of Jackson, pled guilty before U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves to possession of a firearm after having previously been convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

On August 9, 2015, the Jackson Police Department responded to a report of a disturbance. Officers located Johnson near the intersection of First Avenue and Broad Street. He was ordered to the ground by the officers and a pistol was found in his right front pocket.  Johnson’s previous felony conviction was in Madison County Circuit Court for business burglary.

Johnson will be sentenced on February 2, 2016, by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case is a result of the Jackson Violent Crime Initiative, a joint initiative between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies working together to reduce violent crime in the city of Jackson and to remove violent offenders from the streets of this community. Violent Crime Initiative partners include the Jackson Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Secret Service.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of ATF and the Jackson Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Patrick Lemon.

Updated November 12, 2015