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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Minnesota Man Sentenced under Project EJECT to Almost 3 Years in Prison for Illegal Possession of Firearm

Defendant Had Approximately 20 Felony Convictions from Florida Over Past Three Decades

Jackson, Miss. – Bobby Joseph Stallworth, 59, of Minneapolis, Minnesota, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to 35 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Michelle A. Sutphin with the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Stallworth was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.

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 had previously been convicted of approximately twenty felony offenses out of Escambia County, Florida over the past thirty years, most of which involved theft or forgery.

On April 3, 2019, Stallworth was indicted for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He pled guilty before Judge Bramlette on May 16, 2019.

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

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.

 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated August 23, 2019