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Man sentenced for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office, Southern District of Mississippi

A Jackson man was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on April 16, 2021, Samual McCray, 26, was found in possession of a firearm when Jackson Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment. Upon arrival, officers located two firearms in the apartment that belonged to McCray. When taking McCray into custody, officers found an additional firearm in his front left pants pocket. McCray has a previous felony conviction for manslaughter and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

McCray pled guilty on July 26, 2023, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Robert Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The FBI and Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen prosecuted the case.

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