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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 18, 2015

Judge Sentences Felon To 7+ Years In Prison For Illegally Possessing Weapon

ERIE, Pa. - A former resident of Erie, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced in federal court to 92 months imprisonment on his conviction of violating federal firearms laws, United States Attorney David J. Hickton announced today.

United States District Judge David S. Cercone imposed the sentence on Jarron Darvez Jackson, 31.

According to information presented to the court, On April 16, 2011, Jackson became involved in a physical altercation inside the McDonald’s restaurant on Sassafras Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. After the altercation, Jackson retrieved a Kimber .45 caliber handgun from his vehicle and shot at other individuals as they were driving away from the restaurant. Jackson was prohibited from firearm possession because of his prior criminal convictions.

Assistant United States Attorney Marshall J. Piccinini prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Attorney Hickton commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Erie Police Department for the investigation leading to the successful prosecution of Jackson.

Updated July 14, 2015