Armed Career Criminal Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison Under Project EJECT

Jackson Man, Previously Convicted of Armed Robbery and Selling Cocaine Near a School, Illegally Possessed Gun

 

From:  News Release   2/9/19   GCN

 

Jackson, Miss. - Julian Miller, 52, of Jackson, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for being an Armed Career Criminal in illegal possession of a firearm, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and Dana Nichols, Special Agent in Charge of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.

 

On November 22, 2017, Jackson police officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Jackson. During the search of the home, Julian Miller was found in possession of a firearm. Because Miller has multiple felony convictions, including armed robbery and two separate convictions for sale of crack cocaine with 1,500 feet of a school, he was classified as an Armed Career Criminal under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. On April 4, 2018, he was charged in a federal indictment with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. He pled guilty on November 2, 2018.

 

This case is part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi under the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN). EJECT is a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to fighting and reducing violent crime in Jackson through prosecution, prevention, re-entry and awareness. EJECT stands for "Empower Justice Expel Crime Together." PSN is program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017 as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, locally-based strategies to reduce violent crime.

 

U.S. Attorney Hurst commended the work of the Jackson Police Department and their cooperation with agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, as well as Project EJECT task force members. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kristi H. Johnson prosecuted the case.