- Associated Press - Friday, September 4, 2015

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - A 46-year-old Gautier man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge of felon in possession of a firearm.

The Sun Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1JDILZD) Edward Harris entered the plea Thursday before U.S. District Judge Sul Ozerden.

A federal grand jury indicted him on one count of sale of a firearm and three counts of felon in possession of a firearm.

Harris was selling illegal firearms in Jackson County between Sept. 18 and 20, 2012.

On Sept. 18, 2012, authorities found Harris in possession of .9 mm pistol and a day later, he was found carrying a .380-caliber revolver, though he was a felon prohibited by state law from carrying a weapon.

Harrison was convicted in 1999 of three counts of possession of a controlled substance in Jackson County, according to the state Department of Corrections.

In 2006 in Harrison County, he was convicted of jail escape. He was convicted in 2011 and 2013 on two other felony drug charges out of state.

On Thursday, Ozerden ordered him jailed pending his Dec. 15 sentencing. He is being held at the Stone County jail.


Information from: The Sun Herald, https://www.sunherald.com

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