October 31, 2020

Southwest Mississippi felon headed to prison after sting catches him in possession of firearm

A convicted felon will go spend five years in prison after a confidential informant purchased a rifle from him in 2017.

Alfred Henderson, 28, of Brookhaven, was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III to 60 months in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for illegally possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Special Agent in Charge Dana Nichols with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Henderson was also ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

On October 23, 2017, a confidential informant successfully purchased a .44 Caliber rifle from Henderson, a previously convicted felon, on parole. Henderson was previously convicted in Lincoln County for sale of controlled substances, burglary of a dwelling, and conspiracy to commit burglary. He was indicted on July 25, 2018, for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He pled guilty before Judge Bramlette on January 9, 2019.

This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Candace Gregory Mayberry.