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Pascagoula Man Sentenced for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

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

Gulfport, Miss. - A Pascagoula man was sentenced to 41 months in federal prison for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Johnny Elliott Washington a/k/a Johnnie Elliot Washington, 54, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Gulfport. 

According to court documents, on July 13, 2020, Washington sold two firearms to a confidential source at a residence in Moss Point, Mississippi.  Washington was previously convicted of possession of a controlled substance in Harrison County, Mississippi. As a convicted felon, he is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Washington was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 20, 2021, and pled guilty on May 26, 2022.  

The case was investigated by The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the South Mississippi Metro Enforcement Team. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones.

Updated September 21, 2022

Firearms Offenses