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Moss Point Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Brandishing a Firearm During Robbery

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

Gulfport, Miss –  Travis Marshawn Jones, Jr., 20, of Moss Point, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden to 84 months in prison, followed by 5 years of supervised release, for brandishing a weapon in connection with a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

On January 7, 2020, Jones attempted an armed robbery of a Hardees Restaurant in Pascagoula, Mississippi.  After Pascagoula Police officers responded to the robbery, Jones was taken into custody without incident.

Jones was charged in a federal criminal indictment and pled guilty before Judge Ozerden on June 18, 2020.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John Meynardie.


Updated September 24, 2020

Firearms Offenses