Jackson Man Sentenced to 37 Months in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon

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Jackson, Miss. – A Jackson man was sentenced to three years and one month in prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Jermicha Fomby of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

According to court documents, Alreco Hill, 33, was found in possession of a firearm by an officer of the Jackson Police Department on May 8, 2020, during a traffic stop.  Hill had a pistol in the right front pocket of his pants.  Hill has multiple prior felony convictions.  As a convicted felon it is contrary to federal law for Hill to possess any firearm.

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The Jackson Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Terrill prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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