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Utica Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

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

 

Jackson, Miss. - Peeno Davis, 23, of Utica, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

On May 3, 2015, the Utica Chief of Police responded to calls from the community about a blue and silver pickup riding through downtown Utica, with two men on the back of the truck and two men inside the truck who were brandishing guns while riding on Main Street. The truck was located at the Pit Stop convenience store in Utica where Peeno Davis was found to be in possession of a sawed-off shotgun. He was previously convicted in the Second Judicial District of Hinds County for house burglary.

Davis will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on February 21, 2018, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Utica Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda R. Haynes.

Updated December 15, 2017