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Department of Justice

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

For Immediate Release

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Darren J. LaMarca
, United States Attorney

Tylertown Man Sentenced to 30 Months in Federal Prison for Possessing a Firearm as a Convicted Felon

Natchez, Miss. – A Tylertown man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for possessing a firearm after having been previously convicted of a felony crime, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Kurt Thielhorn, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

According to court documents, Jahadd Allen, 24, was arrested on October 18, 2020, after McComb, Police officers responded to a complaint of individuals violating the city noise ordinance.  Upon arrival, an officer observed Allen jumping on another person’s car, with a handgun protruding from his pocket. Allen refused to obey the officer’s instruction to get off the car and was taken into custody.  A Taurus handgun was removed from Allen’s pocket.  Allen was convicted of armed robbery in 2018 and prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Allen was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He pled guilty on January 18, 2022.

The McComb Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Bert Carraway 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 works 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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