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Jackson man sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for having a shotgun

(WAVE 3 News)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 2:04 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Miss. (WLBT) - A Jackson man was sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for having a shotgun.

The U.S. Department of Justice describes Darius Wright, 28, as an “armed career criminal.”

Federal investigators say Wright was found by a Jackson police officer sitting in a car behind a Dollar General with a ski mask, ammunition, a bandana, and a shotgun.

Wright has two previous felony convictions for a house burglary in Hinds County Circuit Court, and one felony conviction for armed robbery in Marion County Circuit Court.

Wright pleaded guilty on October 21, 2019, to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

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