Milan man sentenced for possessing firearm as felon
JACKSON, Tenn. — A Milan man has been sentenced to federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
A news release from the U.S. District Attorney’s Office says 27-year-old Michael Peoples was sentenced in early October.
The release says that Peoples had already served a six-year state sentence for aggravated assault in Gibson County, and was released in July 2018.
Around three month later, he was found asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle at a stop sign in Milan and charged with driving under the influence, according to the release.
The release says police searched the vehicle and found a loaded 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol under the driver’s seat.
In February of 2020, Peoples pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, the release says.
He was sentenced to over four years in federal prison, according to the release.