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Southern District of Mississippi

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jury Finds Jackson Man Guilty in Felon in Possession of a Firearm Case

Jackson, Miss - Following a five day trial in United States District Court in Jackson, a jury found Aaron Charles Harris, age 30, of Jackson, guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

The crime took place on July 4, 2015 on Beaverbrook Road in Jackson. Federal agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives arrived at the location after hearing gunshots in the area. Once agents arrived, they witnessed Harris throw a firearm. Upon further investigation, another firearm was located in a vehicle belonging to Harris. Harris had previously been convicted of a felony in Hinds County Circuit Court.

Harris will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on August 12, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. The maximum penalty for felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with the Jackson Police Department, and prosecuted by Deputy Criminal Chief Darren LaMarca and Assistant U.S. Attorney Shundral H. Cole.

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Updated May 31, 2016