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Mississippi Resident Sentenced for Attempting to Carry a Weapon On Board an Aircraft

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


Hattiesburg, Miss. – Kendrick D. Holder, Jr., 27, of Lumberton, MS, was sentenced March 13, 2018, to a term of 30 months in the Bureau of Prisons, ordered to pay a fine of $3,000, and was further ordered to pay a special assessment of $100. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett, for the crime of Attempting to Carry a Weapon On Board an Aircraft, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst. Holder previously pleaded guilty to the offense on December 19, 2017.

On May 6, 2016, Kendrick Holder was Stopped While attempting to board flight 2865 from Hattiesburg-Laurel Regional airport to Dallas/Fort Worth. Within his carry-on bag was loaded Smith and Wesson 40-caliber firearm. This conduct violated Title 49 Section 4605(b)(1) United States Code.

The case was investigated by the FBI’s Southeast Mississippi Safe Streets Task Force in Hattiesburg, which is made up of special agents from the FBI and law enforcement officer from the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor, Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and Hattiesburg Police Department, with assistance from the Jones County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Golden was the prosecutor for the case.

Updated March 15, 2018