Federal Jury Finds Jackson Man Guilty of Illegally Possessing a Firearm


From:  News Release   8/29/18   GCN


Jackson, Miss. – Jeremy T. Walker, 33, of Jackson, was found guilty Tuesday, after a two-day trial before U.S. District Judge William H. Barbour, Jr., of being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Dana Nichols, Special Agent in Charge, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.


On February 5, 2013, the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force of the United States Marshal’s Service was serving an outstanding Hinds County arrest warrant on Walker. He was arrested in a home located on Belvedere Road in Jackson, Mississippi. An AK-style firearm was recovered from the residence along with a 30 round magazine. The firearm was found to have an obliterated serial number. The defendant was previously convicted in Hinds County for Possession of a Controlled Substance in 2010.


On September 9, 2014, a federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Walker with being a felon in possession of a firearm. The defendant was arrested by the United States Marshal Service on April 11, 2018, after being a fugitive.


Walker is scheduled to be sentenced on November 27, 2018 at 11:00 am and faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.


The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Marshal Service, and the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Erin Chalk and Kimberly Purdie.