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McKeesport Felon Gets 9 Years in Prison after Pleading Guilty to Illegally Possessing Firearms and Ammunition

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH, PA - A resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on Friday to a one-count Indictment and was sentenced to nine years in federal prison for violating federal firearms laws, Acting United States Attorney Troy Rivetti announced today.

The defendant, Urian Jones, 47, pled guilty to felony possession of a firearm and ammunition and violating his conditions of federal supervised release. United States District Judge William S. Stickman, IV, sentenced Jones to a total of nine years for Jones’ violation of federal law and his supervised release conditions. Judge Stickman also sentenced Jones’ to term of three years of supervised release following his term of incarceration and to pay a special assessment of $100.

Jones’ sentence stems from an incident on Nov. 7, 2019, whereby he was found in possession of firearms and ammunition after having already been convicted of multiple crimes punishable by a term of imprisonment exceeding one year. At this time, Jones was still serving his term of supervised release for a prior federal case.

Assistant United States Attorneys Nicole Ann Stockey and Nicole Vasquez Schmitt prosecuted this case on behalf of the government.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Pennsylvania State Parole, DANET, and the McKeesport Police Department conducted the investigation leading to the Indictment in this 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.

Updated March 20, 2023

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