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Vicksburg Man Sentenced to Over Three Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing a Firearm

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

Jackson, Miss. – Christopher Devone Jones, 25, of Vicksburg, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 44 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for being a felon 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. Jones was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

On April 8, 2018, officers with the Vicksburg Police Department searched Jones’ bedroom as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting. Jones confessed to being in possession of two pistols after the firearms were found under a dresser drawer in his bedroom. Jones has a prior conviction in Warren County for accessory after the fact to second degree murder in 2014.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Charles W. Kirkham.


Updated April 4, 2019

Firearms Offenses