Canton Felon, Xavier D. Cooper Sentenced to 30 Months for Possessing Firearm under Project EJECT
Jackson, MI (STL.News) Xavier D. Cooper, 27, of Canton, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Court Judge David C. Bramlette III to 30 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release, for being a felon in possession of a firearm, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Darren LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Michelle A. Sutphin of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Cooper was also ordered to pay a $1500 fine.
On May 22, 2017, during a traffic stop in Clinton, Mississippi, Clinton Police Department officers discovered Cooper was in possession of a Romarm/Cugir semi-automatic pistol, coupled with an extended magazine and a round “drum” magazine. Cooper had been previously convicted of felonies in both Copiah and Hinds Counties.
Cooper was indicted on March 5, 2019 and pled guilty before Judge Bramlette on October 27, 2020.
This case was investigated by the Clinton Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew W. Eichner.
This case was part of Project EJECT, an initiative by the U.S.