U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi
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December 16, 2015

Jackson Man Sentenced to 96 Months in Federal Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

JACKSON, MI—Recardeo Harris, 32, of Jackson, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate to 96 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Gregory K. Davis. Harris was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.

Judge Wingate further ordered the forfeiture to the United States of all firearms and ammunition involved in or used in the commission of the offense, including: One Sig Sauer, Model P250, 9mm caliber semi-automatic pistol; One Browning Arms .22 caliber semi-automatic long rifle; One Smith &Wesson, 9mm caliber semi-automatic pistol; 13 rounds of 9rnm Western Cartridge Company brand ammunition; Nine rounds of .22 caliber Remington brand ammunition; 16 rounds of 9mm Brazilian Cartridge brand ammunition; 193 assorted rounds of ammunition; and 15 rounds of 9mm Federal brand ammunition.

Harris was indicted on August 4, 2015 as part of the Jackson Violent Crime Initiative—a joint initiative between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies who are working together to reduce violent crime in the city of Jackson and to remove violent offenders from the streets of this community. The Initiative is an ongoing operation aimed at making the streets of Jackson and the surrounding communities safe for all citizens. Jackson Violent Crime Initiative partners include the Jackson Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and U.S. Secret Service.

This case was initiated by the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney John M. Dowdy, Jr. prosecuted the case.

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