Meridian man sentenced on federal gun charge

Source: MGN

JACKSON, Miss. (WTOK) - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Jackson says Kahari Scott, 24, of Meridian, was sentenced Friday for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He received 64 months and was ordered to pay a $1,500 fine.

On September 23, 2016, authorities say Scott was traveling west on Old Highway 80 in Meridian when he was stopped by a Lauderdale County deputy for not wearing a seatbelt. During that stop, the deputy saw a handgun on the passenger seat and officials say Scott also failed to produce his driver's license or proof of insurance.

Scott has a previous conviction in the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County and is not legally allowed to possess a firearm.