Brookhaven police arrested felon who pled guilty to firearm charge

Published 4:56 pm Tuesday, January 30, 2024

JACKSON– A McComb man pled guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon according to the United States Attorney’s Office Tuesday. He was initially arrested by Brookhaven Police Department in 2021.

According to court documents, on April 1, 2021, Norkeithus Malik Reed, 24, was found in possession of a firearm when Brookhaven Police officers responded to a complaint at an area restaurant where Reed was causing a disturbance.  Reed was previously convicted in state court of drug-related felony charges and is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

Reed will be sentenced on April 30, 2024, and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee of the Southern District of Mississippi and Special Agent in Charge Joshua Jackson of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Matt Allen is prosecuting the case.