Ridgeland man pleads guilty to possessing machine gun

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RIDGELAND, Miss. (WJTV) – U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst announced Timothy Lakendrick Liddell, 25, pled guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge Carlton W. Reeves to illegally possessing a machine gun.

Ridgeland police officers and Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents searched Liddell’s apartment pursuant to a search warrant on October 11, 2018. 

In addition to finding illegal narcotics, investigators and agents discovered a Glock model 19 handgun that had been converted to a machine gun. The gun was also equipped with a high-capacity magazine capable of holding 31 rounds.

Liddell was later charged in a federal criminal indictment with possessing a machine gun and possessing a firearm that was not registered to him in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record.

Liddell will be sentenced by Judge Reeves on October 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.  He faces a statutory penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

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