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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 26, 2015

RALEIGH MAN SENTENCED TO 51 MONTHS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON

 

Jackson, Miss – Octavious Burkes-Palmer, 37, of Raleigh, Mississippi, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 51 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis announced today.

Burkes-Palmer was arrested by the Scott County Sheriff’s Office on November 13, 2013 after they responded to a 911 call concerning an attempted robbery. He was later indicted by a federal grand jury for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pled guilty to the charge on January 26, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry L. Rushing

Updated January 27, 2015