For Immediate Release
Moss Point Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Possession of a Firearm with an Obliterated Serial Number with an Obliterated Serial Number
GULFPORT, Miss. — A Moss Point man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number.
According to court documents, on April 15, 2022, Anthony Loyd Parson, Jr., 37, fled on foot after making an erratic stop in a vehicle he was driving when Moss Point Police Department officers were attempting to conduct a traffic stop. Officers found outside Parson’s door a cell phone and a firearm with a serial number that had been removed. Parson had previous felony convictions for possession of a controlled substance and a drive-by shooting.
Parson was indicted by a federal grand jury, and he pled guilty on Oct. 19, 2023.
U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) made the announcement.
ATF investigated the case with assistance from the Moss Point Police Department.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Jones is prosecuting the case.