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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Vicksburg Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Jackson, Miss.  – A Vicksburg man pleaded guilty today to possession of a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court documents, Mose Arone Hearron, Jr., 41, was found in possession of a firearm by Vicksburg Police officers and FBI agents on December 4, 2019, during a search of Hearron’s home.

Hearron pled guilty to a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1) which criminalizes the possession of firearms by convicted felons.  He is scheduled to be sentenced on November 18, 2022, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.  A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bert Carraway is prosecuting the case.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and gun violence, and to make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. On May 26, 2021, the Department launched a violent crime reduction strategy strengthening PSN based on these core principles: fostering trust and legitimacy in our communities, supporting community-based organizations that help prevent violence from occurring in the first place, setting focused and strategic enforcement priorities, and measuring the results.

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Firearms Offenses
Updated August 16, 2022