March 29, 2023

Jackson Man Sentenced To 6 Years In Prison For Brandishing A Pistol During A Robbery Of A Motel

Morgan Howard

 A Jackson man was sentenced to 72 months in prison for 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 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.

The Jackson Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

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