Saucier Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Mississippi
Gulfport, Miss. – Damion Xavier Giglio, 34, of Saucier, pled guilty yesterday before U.S. District Judge Louis Guirola Jr. to being a user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
On February 15, 2018, Harrison County Sheriff Deputies responded to a call regarding a shooting and found Giglio with a rifle. Giglio was out on bond for a prior aggravated assault charge and was taken into custody. He admitted to smoking marijuana since he was 16 years old and using methamphetamine. On January 8, 2019, Giglio was charged in a federal indictment with possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances.
Giglio will be sentenced on July 2, 2019 by Judge Guirola, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, along with 3 years of supervised release.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case. The case is prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.
Updated April 4, 2019