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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
Southern District of Mississippi

For Immediate Release

Monday, April 3, 2023
Darren J. LaMarca
, United States Attorney

Clinton Man Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison for Being a Convicted Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Jackson, Miss. – A Clinton man was sentenced to 84 months in federal prison for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

According to court documents, Stanley Cavett Jr., 35, was found in possession of a firearm by officers of the Clinton Police Department on November 4, 2019. Cavett has several prior felony convictions. As a convicted felon, it is contrary to federal law for Cavett to possess a firearm.

Cavett pled guilty on January 6, 2023 to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The ATF and the Clinton Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jessica S. Terrill prosecuted the case.

This case is being prosecuted as part of the joint federal, state, and local Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) Program, the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts. PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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