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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 16, 2019

Minnesota Man with Multiple Prior Felony Convictions Pleads Guilty under Project EJECT to Illegally Possessing a Firearm

Jackson, Miss. – Bobby Joseph Stallworth, 59, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, entered a guilty plea today before Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Stallworth had been previously convicted of approximately twenty felony offenses out of Escambia County, Florida over the past thirty years, most of which involved theft or forgery. On October 9, 2017, Stallworth was found in possession of a firearm in Jackson after law enforcement intervened in a domestic dispute with his then-girlfriend.

Stallworth was indicted for this offense on April 3, 2019.  He will be sentenced by Judge Bramlette on August 22, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation and Jackson Police Department investigated the case. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew W. Eichner.

 

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated May 16, 2019