Jackson Man Sentenced to 50 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

From:  News Release   8/11/17   GCN

Jackson, Miss – William Jason Moore, 38, of Jackson, was sentenced on August 8, 2017, by U.S. District Judge Carlton W. Reeves, to serve 50 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Harold Brittain. Moore was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.

Moore previously pled guilty to possession of a firearm at a time when he was already a convicted felon. He was arrested on May 16, 2016, during a traffic stop in Rankin County, after Pearl Police officers found two firearms in the stolen vehicle he was driving. Moore’s previous convictions are for grand larceny and burglary.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives along with the Pearl Police Department. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Helen Wall.