Greenville man sentenced to prison for illegal gun possession

Credit: U.S. Attorney’s Office – Northern District of Mississippi

A Greenville man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Arzavis Kuwaan Jackson, 29, previously pled guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson to 27 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Jackson was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals following his sentencing hearing.

“This office remains committed to ensuring that those who illegally possess or use firearms are held accountable,” remarked U.S. Attorney Clay Joyner. “We appreciate the partnership and work by the Greenville Police Department to reduce gun crime and help make our communities safer for all citizens.”

“We would first like to thank every agency involved in the success of this conviction,” said Greenville Police Chief Marcus Turner. “The safety of our community has continued to be our top priority. The Greenville Police Department strives daily to reduce gun violence and gang activity. We remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure the safety for all the members of our community.”

This case was investigated by the Greenville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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.

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