McComb man pleads guilty to illegal firearm possession in Brookhaven

Published 11:11 am Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A McComb man has pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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.