April 24, 2024

Jackson man sentenced to over 4 years in prison on gun charge

Darkhorse Press

A Jackson man was sentenced to 50 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to court documents, on April 16, 2021, Samual McCray, 26, was found in possession of a firearm when Jackson Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at an apartment. Upon arrival, officers located two firearms in the apartment that belonged to McCray. When taking McCray into custody, officers found an additional firearm in his front left pants pocket. McCray has a previous felony conviction for manslaughter and is prohibited by federal law from possessing a firearm.

McCray pled guilty on July 26, 2023, to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Robert Eikhoff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation made the announcement.

The FBI and Jackson Police Department investigated the case.

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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