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Southern District of Mississippi

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Meridian Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Firearm While Under Indictment

 

Jackson, Miss – Javeon Malik Davis, 20, from Meridian, Mississippi, pleaded guilty before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III on January 10, 2017 to possessing a firearm while under felony indictment, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

Javeon Davis admitted to possessing a firearm on May 19, 2016 in Meridian, at a time in which he was under felony indictment in Lauderdale County for having possessed a stolen firearm. Officers with the Meridian Police Department responded to a shots fired call and saw the defendant, Javeon Davis, toss a firearm into the back seat of a nearby vehicle. Officers located the weapon and the defendant admitted to possessing the firearm.

Davis will be sentenced on April 4, 2017, and faces a maximum penalty of 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives along with the Meridian Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Abe McGlothin, Jr.

Updated January 13, 2017