January 4, 2023

Jackson Man Pleads Guilty to Brandishing a Firearm in Relation to a Robbery

Morgan Howard

A Jackson man pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

According to court documents, 23-year-old Tyrese Antwon Linson, brandished a pistol during a nighttime robbery of a motel in the Jackson metro area.

Linson became angry with the motel clerks when his reservation did not appear in their computer.

As a result, Linson pulled a pistol and demanded money from the clerks.

Linson was taken into custody shortly after the robbery.  Robbery is a crime of violence, and it is contrary to federal law to brandish a firearm in relation to a crime of violence.

Linson pleaded guilty on December 20, 2022 to a violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 924(c)(1)(A) which criminalizes the use or carrying of firearms in relation to crimes of violence or drug trafficking crimes.

He is scheduled to be sentenced on March 28, 2023, and faces a minimum penalty of 7 years in prison.

A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Jackson Police Department and the FBI are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles W. Kirkham is prosecuting the case.

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