Jackson Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Jackson, MS – A Jackson man was sentenced today to 84 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Randy Rodriquez Jones, 49, sold a firearm to an individual on January 8, 2020.  Jones had multiple prior drug-related felony convictions and a previous state court conviction for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. As a convicted felon, it is contrary to federal law for Jones to possess any firearm.

Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on October 11, 2023.  He pled guilty on January 30, 2024, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen prosecuted the case.

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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