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

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ten Year Prison Sentence in Stolen Guns Case


Gulfport, Miss – Octavia Jermaine Winters, 32, of Gulfport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Sul Ozerden to 10 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for stealing firearms from a licensed dealer, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis.

Winters was also ordered to pay restitution of $9,008.68 and a $4,000 fine. The case involved the theft of 52 firearms from Friendly Pawn and Auto in Saucier, Mississippi.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Annette Williams.

Updated April 22, 2016